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What does faith look like when life falls apart?
David intentionally makes decisions based on what he knows to be true about God, even though it may not feel good or right in the moment.
When was the last time I was moved in a worship service or private devotion?
Is it possible to feel what we know to be true about God?
Surrender—to give up and give in
Have you ever wished you could hide from God?
1. We convince ourselves what God says is true for most, isn’t true for me.
2. We ignore God and act like He isn’t here or He doesn’t care because He has bigger fish to fry. What we are doing is not a big deal compared to others.
Psalm 139:23–24 (NIV84) 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
When we are overwhelmed by someone’s power.
They wanted to know what evil was.
One of the most commonly used definitions for sin is one borrowed from the world of archery—Missing the mark.
How will God solve the problem of our forsaken status while remaining righteous, true to himself?
Matthew 27:46 (NIV84) 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”—which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Luke 23:46 (NIV84) 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Even though in the moment, God had turned his back, Jesus says, “I put myself in your hands.”
Psalm 22:1 (NIV84) 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?
Psalm 31:5 (NIV84) 5 Into your hands I commit my spirit
Are we willing to surrender to that kind of love?
John 3:16 (NIV84) 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:17 (NIV84) 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Hebrews 12:2 (NIV84) 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Psalm 18:19 (NIV84) 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.