Opening - John Hodil
When we come together to worship God, he inhabits the praises of his people.
Too many people play Christian. People say they are Christian but have no clue what that means. Gods promises are true and he will always keep them. If we turn things over to God, he will see you through. Trust him.
MY GOD; IN HIM WILL I TRUST.
Dr. Paul Cushman.
“He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”
Psalms 91:1-2 KJV
One year ago I received a call that a family member was involved in a terrible jet ski accident. The throttle jammed and they hit a dock at 50 mph. How could we as a family eat with this. Twisted and broken, they did not have much hope. We were told to seriously consider that they would have to pull the plug. They have done all they could do. He laid there crushed for 49 days in a coma...
Come visit us next week to find out what happened next.
Q: How does a family of faith deal with this?
1- Trust that God because he ALWAYS has your best interest in mind.
2- Keep your trust and confidence in God. Turn to him. He is your strength.
3- Don't blame God, and walk away from him to live a life in rebellion.
There will come a day when the sun will shine again. It's easy to say when all is going going great. But how do we react when the bottom drops out of our life and it feels like God is a million miles away? Trust and obey Gods word. Obedience a starts with a mind that says yes to God. We need to trust him in every area of our life. In good times and bad, in easy and hard, rich or poor, healthy or weak, in all areas.
If you keep your faith in God, no matter what happens, you will come out the winner.
No matter what happens in our life, God will take care of us.
It's tuff times that test your trust in God.
Can you say, My God in him will I trust, even when things go wrong in our eyes?
Trust God to direct our steps.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. Psalms 37:23-24
Every crisis we go through brings us closer to God.
GOD KNOWS WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
GOD WHANT US TO TRUST HIM, EVEN WHEN LIFE MAKES NO SENCE.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passed all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7 KJV
THE GOOD, JOB HAD A GOOD LIFE.
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
THE BAD, JOB LOST IT ALL, EVEN HIS CHILDREN.
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
and THE FAITHFUL, JOB KEPT HIS FOCUS ON GOD.
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
42 chapters later....
“So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.” Job 42:12
Are you I a crisis today?
Do you know Jesus?
Do you have a place to turn in times of trouble?
If your heart is heavy today, put your trust in God, he will see you through.
LOOK IT UP. TAKE SOME TIME TO PUT GOD'S WORD IN YOUR HEART.
Verses about trusting in God.
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