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Dealing with Heartbreak and Loss

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January 25, 2022 7:00 am

Dealing with Heartbreak and Loss

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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January 25, 2022 7:00 am

How should we respond when God doesn’t give us the miracle we desire? David set a great example; based on 2 Sam. 12:13-23.

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Does God always given his people on miraculous turnaround. That's the question I want you to ask and answer through the course of this message. Does God always give this people a miraculous turnaround or to put it another way, are there times when God does not grant the miracle or the request we've made below and welcome to this Tuesday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California, wherever you are and how he may be listening. Thanks for making as part of your day. Well, it's fascinating question, one that deserves an answer, does God always give us a miraculous turnaround. The way he did for Job and Joseph and many others work harder times when he doesn't grant that miracle to answer that question. Pastor Paul takes us to the story of the familiar Old Testament figure must join him now for his message dealing with heartbreak and loss. Today I want to focus on dealing with heartbreak and loss as I wrap up this meeting so that we can say hallelujah anyhow.

No matter what we're going through and I realized that there's one more thing.

After disillusionment I needed the cover and that's helping people who are dealing with heartbreak and loss so I want to remind you that the last three examples I gave when I preached dealing with disillusionment. All three of those cases went through major disillusionment, but the story was quite glorious even circumstantially, God blessed them in tremendous ways. Think about it all went through hell on earth, but at the end of the book of Job. You see God bringing him through miraculously giving him children giving him his wealth back and he came out looking so good at the end that even circumstantially, he was blessed in tremendous ways and then when you think about Joseph.

You know what happened. Yes he went through that hellish experience where he was in jail for 4 to 13 years for a crime he did not even commit. Imagine being a felon and in jail.

You didn't do, and he had to go through all that, as well as previously. Of course the betrayal of his own brothers, but despite that, think about it at the end. God bless that man and gave him a promotion he wouldn't about to deserve like he was not an Egyptian, but he really is the second in command in the entire nation of Egypt. God blessed them circumstantially in such a wonderful way, and then of course million Martha went to the disillusionment of calling the best friend Jesus and he didn't respond until four days later and they were completely disillusioned why the world would he do this to us, but look at what happened when he showed up when he shows up. He stands at that and says Lazarus come forth and Lazarus was raised from the dead. So when all three of those cases from the previous message. Circumstantially, those people came out really and really great shape that poses for me a question that I need to help you ask and answer in your own life, disciple maker.

That's what God called us all to be go and make disciples and as a pastor teacher in the body of Christ. I have to be diligent in the making of disciples.

Now, if I'm going to do that, I gotta be true to the word and I've got to help people work through the real everyday question. I don't believe in church. It always just shouts you and makes you happy.

If church isn't helping you think church isn't helping you deal with your everyday life insurance is not doing you much good. I don't need just somebody that the storm you get start off by good record. I need somebody to help me live help me deal with the hell. I gotta go through sometimes and so I can't just say oh yeah Joan came out, God gave them double for his trouble. Joseph came out he was second in command of Mary and Martha had their brother come back home true, but that's not everybody's testimony so I got help people who say well I didn't get a Job experience of individuals with experience. I didn't get a Lazarus experience in my left behind because I didn't get those. The answer is no, and I'm going to prove it to you and the rest of this message. So the question we need to oppose is because God always gives his people on miraculous turnaround. That's the question I want you to ask and answer through the course of this message. Does God always give this people miraculous turnaround or to put it another way, are there times when God does not grant the miracle or the request we've made. I need to preach that because if you hear all these folks in Inchon talk about what God did for them and you look at July say do not like that for me. Then I need to be able to help you grapple with that you two are his child. You two are in his plan and he has a way to bring you out as well. So we gonna walk through that in the remaining time here to do that. I want you to look with me at a passage of Scripture and second Samuel the second book of Samuel in the Old Testament. Now before we get to the passage them.

Explain what will be dealing with, you know very well that David for all of his being a man after God's own heart and all that David when he messed up.

He messed up royally. I can relate I will do much. That's just commonplace in Mongol going bumblebee and unfortunately a lot of people who even when we do wrong we do won't be. That's what David did and he was called the blessing of God in his life. He's the king he's had a wonderful things been going well and one night he sends his own to attack the enemy and he decides I'm not going now kings in those days when tomorrow with their soldiers decided I'm going to take some R&R and he he stayed back and he stayed home today out there fighting and he went up on his roof one night and looking around and he saw this pretty little child bathing and he saw her and he saw her and he saw her go get my drift even say Lord Jesus and him him back in the house. He stayed up and continued to behold and you know the story.

Lust filled his heart and mind, and he decided I want her. He had her come to the palace. He spent the night with her since her back after they had a Luther banjo's. If you notice it anywhere but bottom line, she got pregnant sent word he said hi going to this, it will her husband out to fight your Baron right now he's all right this whole on leave. You know what happened man is such a soldier. Writer will drink, but the king insists and why will he go in the house. He sleeps outside of the bedchamber because he ripped since to act like he's a civilian when he's a soldier and so when they he won't go with his wife. That's what he sent the wine and he sent the but he still would not cave in. He said no, no, soldier. My countrymen are fighting right now and I'm going to behave myself here. He did what the king should've done but how many know, just because you are supposed to do right doesn't mean you automatically do right and the king blew that royally. So the man won't cooperate with caring in the king's death because now he's trying to sing will be right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard to listen any Pastor Paul's recent broadcast. Be sure to stop by Pastor listen on demand. That's Pastor and be sure to stay with us after today's message Pastor Paul Joyce me from a studio in California. The first, let's return to the story of King David and the rest of today's teaching dealing with heartbreak and loss. Once again, here's Pastor Paul. And you know the story he sends the man back to the Army with sealed orders.

What he is taking back is Damon telling the commander in the field out on point at the front of the battle and then have the troops withdrawal from him how cold-blooded is that sin can make a fool out of all of us and he has the man killed David is not only now to he is now a murderer. The Bible tells us these kinds of things because it wants to show us all the things we need to know things written for Hannah written for our learning and so he's an adulterer and a murderer, and he's hoping he's gotten away with, but God sees everything in here and second Samuel, well that's what I want you to join me after this is happened and he's hoping that he's gotten away with it. God sends a prophet named Nathan. Look at verse 13, the second Samuel 12 so David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord because the story of the earlier verses. Nathan told him the story and the point of the story was one man who had access to so much did so wrong by somebody else and when David got mad here about this man may the lady looking for what you look in the mirror if you want to confront him.

The ultimate now look what it says they've sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said the Lord also has put away your sin, let me tell you something.

I don't care how you all and you compare your never asked Sadie and David Don't waste your time comparing sins on the Titanic. I go about when you write about which cabin you I was on the Royal Promenade now and so he says, God said that he's put away your sin, you shall not die thank God for grace. However, verse 14, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord, to blaspheme the child also who was born to you shall surely die. Then Nathan departed to his house Lord struck the child that Uriah's wife bore to David that the Bible describes it, does that man's way that you can do as whiteboard David and it became ill, so the child is ill now look at verse 16. David therefore pleaded with God for the child. David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground so the elders of his house arose and went to him and to raise him up from the ground, but he would not nor did he eat food with them. Then on the seventh day it came to pass that the child died.

He's forgiven. But God said you're going to suffer the consequences. See forgiveness does not always mean a reset of everything. Sometimes forgiveness is get right with God and wait to see what God is going to do with you now and so he wanted okay unforgiven, so I but God says no you have caused other people to blaspheme my name and I'm going to discipline you and let you experience the consequence of what you have done and so he's prayed and fasted these days with the child dies. Quick question. Have you ever experienced tragedy or heartbreak or loss of very painful level. Many of us have. We know what it's like that something nothing short of a tragedy take place in our lives. And the fact is we live in a sin cursed world. This is one the reasons Pastor Paul is respected as a preacher, a balanced preacher of the word by so many because there's a whole lot, a candy store theology out here. There is a whole lot of creatures that really need to open up a candy store because that's what they do give people suites all the time. The matter is that we will be true to the word. You can't build a life on Sweet tarts and him and you gotta build a light on foundational and the fact of the matter is I can tell you like some folk God always going to do this and that always will give you real good always going to know he will not sometimes his plan calls for something different and furthermore we live in a sin cursed world and sometimes what we know is really not really doing how good we live so right but you really in a sin cursed world among sinful people and the system is dominated by the ultimate center. Satan himself result is we are in this world and we have to experience some of the fallout of the curses of sin in this world. Paul said in Romans eight. The time is coming when creation will be redeemed as the Lord comes back and resets everything, but until then he said creation is groaning creationist crawling quakes and all kinds of things going on even world because of sin, and folks we got a live here and sometimes a bullet is not aimed at a child of God, but they can be shot just like other people. I know you will believe the literally nothing can harm me well when God says so. He will keep the enemy from taking you out but the fact is there are many who have met an untimely death. Who knew the Lord, but we would look at it and say boy, we sure wanted to see them have many more years older.

There are things in this world there are mysteries in this world that you need to do yourself a favor and stop trying to explain and figure out all the time. Sometimes stuff happens it happens I say stuff you'll know it happens and we don't like it, but we have to go through and the boy we've all experienced tragedies. I have preached the funeral of a days old child that is not fun little casket that you could just hold with your hands like this days old and, for I have preached for funeral and mother and father and family, rebate, trying to bring comfort to a difficult situation. In January of of 2020. Just before two months before the pandemic hit my wife and I are in Dallas at the funeral of Dr. Lois Evans, who was a dear friend of ours. We met the Evans in 1999, when Dr. Evans and I were both preachers at eight at a major conference in the conference leadership to said to me, I want you to meet Dr. Evans. I was scared. I sent Dr. Evans. I remember Paul why what usually will be these not on that upset you left for lunch coming on the luncheon. My wife and I went to lunch. There was Dr. Tony haven't and his wife Lois and we met them and had lunch with them and begin to fellowship and what have you.

And he has been a valuable a person in my life.

He's the one who shortly after that really encourage me to get into writing down writing books because of the encouragement and enlightenment I got from him and all that but his wife also really took to Meredith and the two of them became close friends and and she became a friend of mine as well and she sister Dr. Lois Evans when the dearest people we knew and we we had to sit there and watch her. She had an aggressive form of cancer. Saints had had prayed over the country in other parts of the world for her healing and yet she transition from Earth to glory at the think 70 years old. We wanted to see her live much longer. She was such a valuable friend in our darkest time as a couple.

She was right there. We had our celebration of restoration service in San Jose at a major church there thousands of people.

Dr. Lois Evans was sitting there excited because of what God was doing in our lives. We loved her so much love couldn't keep her here happens Saints and we have to learn the lessons that will bring us through the thanks so much for being here for today's destined for victory message dealing with heartbreak and loss look for any of Pastor Paul's recent messages online on that's Pastor, you know, every day here destined for victory.

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As I've said in times past we've got generations to reach that have never heard the gospel and they misunderstand when they hear people talk about things like serving the Lord and we need to make it plain to them. The only way I can do it is with my partners, helping us reach them through their generous gifts.

I'm so grateful for every single partner and I'm praying in 2021. That God will give us thousands more. There are many more outlets and many more opportunities we could take advantage of in our ministry but the only thing that holds us back is lack of income. So I'm praying that God is going to touch the heart of many more people to realize that with just your gift of $20 or more. You can help us remain strong on the stations and outlets were on and reach many more with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thanks Pastor that's what it's all about reaching more people with the gospel. If you make that commitment by pledging $20 or more per month to help us do that will send you with our thanks a couple great gifts including one of Pastor Paul's most popular CDs.

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That's influencers for Christ our gift to you this month by request for your generous donation to destined for victory. Although God still wants medical today. We are not guaranteed a miraculous and positive answer every time we play God promises to give us his grace. Please, and strength to overcome the heartbreak and loss. Life sometimes brings that's tomorrow in Pastor Paul Shepard's message dealing with heartbreak and loss. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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