GIVING THANKS IN A BROKEN WORLD

Bill Stevenson

November 14, 2021

 

“When the foundations are being destroyed what can

the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3 (NIV)


“Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who

fear him lack nothing…” Psalm 34:9 (NIV)

 

1. WHEN YOU FACE BROKENNESS, ____________ HOW YOU FEEL.

 

“You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. My life was preserved by your care.” Job 10:12 (NLT)

 

“Pour out your hearts like water to the Lord.  Lift your hands to him in prayer.” Lamentations 2:19 (NLT)

 

“I can’t be quiet.  I’m angry.  I’m bitter and I have to speak.” 

Job 7:11 (GNT)

 

2. WE MUST PRAISE GOD IN____________OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

 

“I was born with nothing, and I will die with nothing.  The Lord gave and now the Lord has taken away.  May His name be praised.” Job 1:21 (GNT)

 

 

 

3. WE MUST ASK GOD FOR ___________AND HELP.

 

“Look to the Lord and His strength.” Psalms 105:4 (NIV)

 

“I can lie down and go to sleep, and I can wake up again because the Lord gives me strength.”  Psalm 3:5 (NCV)

 

“The Lord saves good people, and He is their strength in times of trouble.” Psalms 37:39 (NCV)

 

“Here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in Your strength and glory.” Psalms 63:2 (MSG)

 

4. KEEP___________ON GOD AND HIS PROMISES.

“Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthian 4:16-18 (NIV)

 

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)

 

“Do you see what we’ve got?  An unshakable kingdom. And do you see how thankful we must be?  Not only thankful but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God.” 

Hebrews 12:28 (MSG)

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