What of the assertion that a world like this must be "utterly indifferent to us"? This time last year, our oldest son was undergoing radiation for cancer. Rick Warren's son suffered from clinical depression. Neither disease was their fault. Our Father grieves the consequences of the Fall, illness included (Romans 8:22). Rejecting his help when we need it most only makes the pain worse.

Please join me in interceding for the Warrens during the worst days any parent can experience. And know that those who are in God's hand are secure, in this life and the next (John 10:29). Before his son's death, Rev. Warren posted this statement on the church's Facebook page: "Bad days make good ones better." How is this assurance relevant to your life today?

Jim Denison, Ph.D., is a subject matter expert on cultural and contemporary issues. He founded the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, a nonsectarian "think tank" designed to engage contemporary issues with biblical truth in 2009 and is the author of seven books, including Radical Islam: What You Need to Know. For more information on the Denison Forum, visit www.denisonforum.org. To connect with Dr. Denison in social media, visit www.twitter.com/jimdenison or www.facebook.com/denisonforum.

Publication date: April 8, 2013