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James 3:16 KJV
“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
Isaiah 61:7 KJV
“For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”
Isaiah 61:7 MSG
“Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever.’”
Proverbs 28:2 MSG
“When the country is in chaos, everybody has a plan to fix it— But it takes a leader of real understanding to straighten things out.”
1 Corinthians 14:33 TLB
“God is not one who likes things to be disorderly and upset. He likes harmony, and he finds it in all the other churches.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
First, get your attitude right.
Second, it’s not all about you.
Third, think happy thoughts.
Fourth, stop entertaining your disappointment.
Fifth, focus on the future.
Sixth, hang out with winners, overcomers and conquerors
Seventh, let God be God.
Galatians 6:9 AMPC
“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
Henry Ford, the industrialist, once said:
“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.”
Philippians 4:6 NLT
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
John Lubbock, an English banker, politician and philanthropist, once said:
“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.”
Genesis 2:18 AMPC
“Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.”
Matthew 28:20 AMPC
“Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).”
Isaiah 41:10 AMPC
“Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.”
1 Corinthians 10:13 MSG
“No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it.”
There have been times in my life. . .when I’ve said “God let me learn everything I need to in this attack so I don’t ever have to learn it again!”
2 Peter 2:9 AMPC
“Now if [all these things are true, then be sure] the Lord knows how to rescue the godly out of temptations and trials, and how to keep the ungodly under chastisement until the day of judgment and doom.”
Proverbs 15:1 NLT
“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.”
Psalm 37:8 MSG
“Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes—it only makes things worse.”
Proverbs 19:11 AMPC
“Good sense and discretion make a man slow to anger, And it is his honor and glory to overlook a transgression or an offense [without seeking revenge and harboring resentment].”
James 1:19-20 AMPC
“Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving]; 20 for the [resentful, deep-seated] anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God [that standard of behavior which He requires from us].”
Here’s the formula for good sense.
#1 Understand this. In other words, God is directing you to grab ahold of what He’s about to say.
#2 Be quick to hear. . .be a thoughtful listener
#3 Slow to speak (you don’t have to take back what you didn’t say)
#4 Slow to anger
#5 Be patient, reflective and forgiving
#6 Anger does not produce the righteousness of God
#7 Being anger and resentful is not the kind of behavior God wants from us.
Proverbs 29:11 AMPC
“A [shortsighted] fool always loses his temper and displays his anger, But a wise man [uses self-control and] holds it back.”
Proverbs 16:32 AMPC
“He who is slow to anger is better and more honorable than the mighty [soldier], And he who rules and controls his own spirit, than he who captures a city.”
2 Timothy 1:7 AMPC
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”
Hebrews 13:6 AMPC
“So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?”
Pastor Rick Warren, the author of the Purpose Driven Life, said:
“Fear is a self-imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for you to be. You must move against it with weapons of faith and love.”
First, the very name of God Jehovah-Rapha reveals He is Lord, our healer.
Exodus 15:26 KJV
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
Second, Jesus Paid A Price For Our Healing.
Isaiah 53:4-5 KJV
“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains); yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
Third, Is It God's Will To Heal?
John 5:14,15 KJV
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
Fourth, will the enemy try to steal our healing?
Acts 10:38 says:
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.”
Fifth, what can I do if someone close to me is sick?
Marcus Aurelius, an Emperor of Rome once said:
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive--to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
Psalm 103:3 AMPC
“Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases.”
Isaiah 53:5 AMPC
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.”
Jeremiah 30:17 NLT
“I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the Lord. . .”
9. FINANCIAL CHALLENGES
Psalm 23:1 AMPC
“The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.”
First, God does not want His children. . .that’s you and me. . .lacking for anything.
Deuteronomy 2:7 NLT
“For the Lord your God has blessed you in everything you have done. He has watched your every step through this great wilderness. During these forty years, the Lord your God has been with you, and you have lacked nothing.”’
Nehemiah 9:21 KJV
“Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.”
Second, God reveals to us in His Word. . .how we can never lack for anything.
Proverbs 28:27 KJV
“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”
Third, if we give to the poor. . .we will lack for nothing
1 Thessalonians 4:12 KJV
“That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”
Fourth, where God directs. . .He provides.
Luke 22:35 AMPC
“And He said to them, When I sent you out with no purse or [provision] bag or sandals, did you lack anything? They answered, Nothing!”
Philippians 4:19 AMPC
“And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS