Enjoying God in Pain

Amidst suffering and turmoil in our own lives and the world around us, the story of Habbakuk encourages us to wrestle with God. We all have a deep-down longing for justice, so we when cry out to God for justice we are recognising God as the just creator, with power to bring justice and mercy. We should trust that judgement will come on the wicked.

Only through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus can we find mercy and strength. In Habbakuk we find an example of joy in the God of salvation, even if things sometimes get worse before they get better. God continues to strengthen his people. Let us find refuge in him during times of trouble.

We ultimately look forward to the day when God returns to wipe away every tear. Through Jesus we can enter into an eternity of no suffering, no injustice, no sickness, no pandemics...in a perfect world of endless joy and life in the presence of the father of lights and our good God.


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29 Jan 2021

Pete Steven

Pete is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Whittington. He has a heart to serve, and to see people connect in to this big, wonderful family we call the church. He is married to his best friend Rachelle and together they have 7 children and one son-in-law. He loves bike riding, surfing, and spending time with the family. He is currently studying a Masters of Divinity, which he hopes to finish sometime this decade!

24 Jan 2021

Dave Miers

24 Jan 2021

Luke Nelson

Luke is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He joined City on a Hill in its early days, serving as the Community Pastor in Melbourne, before being asked to lead a new church plant. Having grown up in Melbourne’s western suburbs, he has a deep knowledge of and passion for the area, and a great desire to see the gospel bring transformation. A gifted communicator, he loves the work of pastoring a church, opening God’s word each week and seeing the Spirit work. Luke graduated with a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University, has a Grad Dip in Divinity and a Masters of Ministry from Ridley College. He is an ordained Anglican minister in the Diocese of Melbourne.

24 Jan 2021

Neil Castle

Neil is the Executive Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He is married to Kirsty and has two children. He loves music, playing guitar, and wrestling with his kids. Neil has a Bachelor of Theology from Ridley College, and a Diploma of Music from Box Hill Institute.

24 Jan 2021

Louis Glazebrook

Married to Esther and father of three girls (Evelyn, Audrey and Winifred) Louis is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Surf Coast. The story that God has written for his life has thus far seen him enjoy a country upbringing, service in the army, working as physiotherapist and now most recently completing an MDiv at Ridley College. A few of his many weaknesses include caramel slice, boys toys, and not putting away his shoes.