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How To Handle What You Think You Can't Handle

October 9, 2016 Speaker: Pastor John Covell

Topic: General Verse: John 10:10

 

Myths

* “It’s never God’s will that I’m unhappy.”

* “It’s never God’s will that I suffer hardship.”


Re-Calibrate Your Expectations

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” - John 10:10

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first.” - John 15:18

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33


* “Abundant life” includes hatred and trouble

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son." - Romans 8:29

* “good” = “conformed to the likeness of His Son.”


Stop Asking God for Help

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ…" - Ephesians 1:3

* Replace “help me to…. ” with “Thank You for the spiritual blessings that enable me to…


Be Honest with God

"How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?" - Psalms 13