My Story Sinner Failure Addict Liar Overweight Quitter Abandoned Stupid Worthless You Don’t Belong! Leave! Killer Idiot Terrible Bipolar Abused Weak Unworthy TRY HARDER DO MORE HIDE IT! FIGHT IT! SELF HATRED WORTHLESS NO MORE…
Suffering-God’s Words I am deeply troubled and close to death I am as good as dead and completely helpless. You have put me in the deepest and darkest grave Each morning I pray to you, Lord. Why do you reject me? Why do you turn from me? My friends and neighbors have turned against me because of you, and now darkness is my only companion. Psalm 88 (Excerpts)
Suffering Pulling Back Layers of Deception Shows us where our faith is weak to mature us. Jobs Testing by Satan. Job 1:9 It shatters misconceptions we have of God (Like he is supposed to make us rich, keep us from pain, or protect our loved ones) Job 3:11 Reflects what you believe deep down (The way you respond shows your attitude towards God) Job 21:22 Humble Us. Mat. 23:12 Can bring us back to Basics!
Grace- God’s Amazing Gift/Healing Grace Grace is God’s favor, blessing, kindness given as a gift and not deserved or earned. All He has he lovingly gives us through our faith in Jesus Christ. God’s Grace is Sufficient (All we Need) Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
“This is your worth to Me!” My Son for you “In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.” 1 Peter 5:10 Grace