Presentation on theme: "“The Courage To Keep Going”. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck."— Presentation transcript:
“The Courage To Keep Going”
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up YOU FEEL1. Tell God exactly how __________.
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship Job 1:20
Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit Job 7:11
Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord Lamentations 2:19
What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up OTHERS2. Accept help from _________.
A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty. Job 6:14
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ Galatians 6:2
What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up WHY3. Stop asking _____.
“Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb? 12 Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed?” Job 3:11-12
“Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul?” Job 3:20
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter Proverbs 25:2
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known 1 Corinthians 13:12
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him? Job 21:15
What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up UNDERSTAND 4. Trust God in things I don’t ______________.
Then Job replied to the LORD: 2 “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. 3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know; 6 Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:1-3
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him Job 13:15
What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up 5. Refuse to become ________.BITTER
[Job] said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” 22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing. Job 1:21-22
His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” Job 2:9-10
See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:15
What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up 6. Face the future with __________.COURAGE
He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.’ 23 But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.” 2 Samuel 12:22-23
“Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him, 14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, 15 then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. 16 You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. 17 Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. 18 You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. Job 11:13-18
Next Week: Part 3 – “The Courage To Follow Your Calling”