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Lamentations 2:11 NLT “I have cried until the tears no longer come. My heart is broken, my spirit poured out, as I see what has happened to my people.”

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2 Lamentations 2:11 NLT “I have cried until the tears no longer come. My heart is broken, my spirit poured out, as I see what has happened to my people.” Lamentations 2:11 NLT “I have cried until the tears no longer come. My heart is broken, my spirit poured out, as I see what has happened to my people.”

3 Lamentations 3:47-48 NLT “We have suffered terror and pitfalls, ruin and destruction. Streams of tears flow from my eyes because of the destruction of my people.” Lamentations 3:47-48 NLT “We have suffered terror and pitfalls, ruin and destruction. Streams of tears flow from my eyes because of the destruction of my people.”

4 Focus your _______________. How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? #1. attention on God When we face a crisis, the first thing we need to do is_________ ____. focus on (4 Principles From Jeremiah) God

5 Lamentations 3:28-29 Message “When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions. Wait for hope to appear.” Lamentations 3:28-29 Message “When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions. Wait for hope to appear.”

6 Matthew 6:6 Message “Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense His grace.” Matthew 6:6 Message “Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense His grace.”

7 Focus your _______________. How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? #1. attention on God When we face a crisis, the first thing we need to do is_________ ____. focus on (4 Principles From Jeremiah) God Crisis situations have a way of making us focus on ____________ _______________! what is really important in life

8 Focus your _______________. How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? #1. attention on God Fear ___________! paralyzes us (4 Principles From Jeremiah) Ask God to ________________. #2. remove your fears

9 Lamentations 3:55-57 GN “From the bottom of the pit I cried out to You, O Lord. And when I begged You to listen to my cry You heard me. And You answered me and told me not to be afraid.” Lamentations 3:55-57 GN “From the bottom of the pit I cried out to You, O Lord. And when I begged You to listen to my cry You heard me. And You answered me and told me not to be afraid.”

10 _______ How To Deal With Fear 1. Truth John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”

11 _______ How To Deal With Fear 1. Truth Most fears are based on ____, _____________, _________. lies A child is born with only 2 fears. _____________. 1. Fear of falling misconceptions prejudices _________________. 2. Fear of loud noises

12 _______ How To Deal With Fear 1. Truth F - ___________ E - ___________ A - ___________ R - ___________ F - ___________ E - ___________ A - ___________ R - ___________ Fear really means: False Appearing Real Evidence

13 _______ How To Deal With Fear 1. Truth You get rid of fear by _______ ________________. 2. filling your life with love You get rid of fear by _______ ____________. 3. living a life of faith

14 Psalm 34:4 NLT “I prayed to the Lord, and He answered me, freeing me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 NLT “I prayed to the Lord, and He answered me, freeing me from all my fears.” 2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, and of power and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, and of power and of a sound mind.”

15 Focus your _______________. How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? #1. attention on God (4 Principles From Jeremiah) Ask God to ________________. #2. remove your fears Believe that God will ______ ____. #3. restore you

16 Lamentation 5:21 “Restore us O Lord and bring us back to You again. Give us back the joys we once had.” Lamentation 5:21 “Restore us O Lord and bring us back to You again. Give us back the joys we once had.”

17 Focus your _______________. How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? #1. attention on God (4 Principles From Jeremiah) Ask God to ________________. #2. remove your fears Believe that God will ______ ____. #3. restore you ‘Born again’ means: _______ _____, ______________. a fresh start a new direction

18 Revelation 3:20 “Behold I stand at the door and knock and if any man opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with Him.” Revelation 3:20 “Behold I stand at the door and knock and if any man opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with Him.”

19 _______ what cannot be changed. What should I do when I go through a crisis? 1. Accept Focus on what is ____, ________ ______. 2. left not what is lost Jonah 2:7 “When I lost all hope I once again turned my thoughts to the Lord.” Jonah 2:7 “When I lost all hope I once again turned my thoughts to the Lord.”

20 Lamentations 3: “The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in Him so it is best for us to wait in patience; to wait for Him to save us.” Lamentations 3: “The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in Him so it is best for us to wait in patience; to wait for Him to save us.”

21 Focus your _______________. How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? #1. attention on God (4 Principles From Jeremiah) Ask God to ________________. #2. remove your fears Believe that God will ______ ____. #3. restore you Remember what never _______! #4. changes

22 How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? (4 Principles From Jeremiah) Focus your _______________. #1. attention on God Ask God to ________________. #2. remove your fears Believe that God will ______ ____. #3. restore you Remember what never _______! #4. changes Remember that God is still __ _______! 1. in control

23 Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”

24 How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? (4 Principles From Jeremiah) Remember what never _______! #4. changes Remember that God is still __ _______! 1. in control God loves ________________ _____________! 2. you and will never stop loving you

25 Lamentations 3:19-23 MES

26 “I’ll never forget this trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed. I remember it all. The feeling of hitting the bottom. But there’s one thing I remember and remembering it I keep a grip on hope. God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out. His merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every

27 morning. How Great is your faith- fulness.”

28 John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

29 How Do We Find the Strength to Go On? (4 Principles From Jeremiah) Remember what never _______! #4. changes Remember that God is still __ _______! 1. in control God loves ________________ _____________! 2. you and will never stop loving you God is ___________! 3. all you need

30 Lamentation 3:24 “Deep in my heart I say, The Lord is all I need I can depend on Him.” Lamentation 3:24 “Deep in my heart I say, The Lord is all I need I can depend on Him.”

31 God …is in control …still loves you …is all you need


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