The goal is to keep standing through the storm
God’s World: Coherent word, free will
God’s War: God is not the only supernatural actor on the world stage
God’s Will: God’s number one desire is our relationship with him
Maybe by adjusting our expectations we could reduce the sense of disappointment isolation and unfairness riding on the back of unanswered prayer Peter Greig
When we finally accept the fact that life is not a five star hotel and lay down our indignation at the way we’re being treated that we finally find hope. Peter Greig
God is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
John 8:12 Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
Ps. 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
Borrow light from the past
Ps. 136:13-14 to him who divided the Red Sea asunder His love endures forever and brought Israel through the midst of it, His love endures forever.
Ps. 77:11-12 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.
Borrow light from the past
Borrow light in the wounded
Those who have known pain profoundly are the ones most wary of uttering the clichés about suffering. JOHN HOWARD GRIFFIN”
2 Cor. 1:3-4 The God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
When you find yourself flagging in your faith go over that story again item by item that long litany of hostility he plowed through that will shoot adrenaline into your soul Hebrews 12: 2-3
But we know that there is an anointing and authority that can only come to us through the darker trust of unanswered prayer – Pete Greig
Borrow light from Jesus’ presence
Ps. 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me
Ps. 34:18 The Lord is close to the broken hearted
Borrow Light: past, the wounded, Jesus’ presence
What a friend we have in Jesus all our sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer, oh what a peace we often forfeit oh what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer, have we trials and temptations is there trouble anywhere, we should never be discouraged take it to the Lord in prayer, can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share, Jesus knows our every weakness take it to the Lord in prayer