Seven days before a deadly shooting took place in a Texas church, its Pastor Frank Pomeroy gave a sermon encouraging his congregation to turn to God when life becomes difficult.
“God’s understanding is far greater and there may be things that are taking place that you don’t understand, but you still need to do what God is calling you to do,” he said.
He referenced Proverbs 3:5-6, which reads:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
“So many times in the midst of circumstances and situations that doesn’t seem right to us, we try to take over and do what we think should be done,” he continued. “Rather than waiting to see how God is going to work it out.”
“Seek God’s face, his direction, and do what God is telling you to do,” Pomeroy encouraged. “In other words, lean on His understanding.”
It’s as if God was preparing the congregation. Listen to the pastor’s last sermon before his 14-yr-old daughter and 25 other members were slaughtered in the pews by a mad gunman.