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When Life Turns Upside Down

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September 23, 2019 11:44 am

When Life Turns Upside Down

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September 23, 2019 11:44 am

Dr. John H. Munro September 22, 2019 1 Peter 1:6-12

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Well with his series with wings like eagles.

My main goal is that each one of us would have a very high view of God. Every single one of us face in life struggles and challenges and so often in the challenges and struggles of life. We focus on our circumstances, we focus on ourselves or hurts our needs or expectations rather than focusing on God and then the series of him saying one thing I'm saying that when trials and difficulties and problems in confusing times come in life. Focus not on these difficult circumstances not asking you to ignore them. Obviously, that would be impossible to do and in some ways that would be foolish to do, but rather that you would have your focus on God, the true God.

The biblical God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is a set a couple of weeks ago.

I want you to behold God now is will behold God.

Do we want to go the true God.

So often we want a small guard kind of pain God God's word on this that looks remarkably like ourselves a God of convenience, or God who is there to make life comfortable and happy for ourselves. We don't want that kind of God doing. We want to look at the true God the living God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth and the God and father of the Lord Jesus Christ and on the subjects when life turns upside down. It is essential, is it not that we behold the true God. Sometimes problems, difficulties, disappointments and confusions come slowly until life. We can almost see them coming, but at other times they come like bolts from the blue. They are unexpected they are unpredicted and their unwelcome serious illness.

The death of a loved one, a betrayal of business failure cut from the team of financial crisis loss of employment, devastating news about a family member and most of us have experiences that in a split second in a microsecond. Our lives can be turned upside down when CS Lewis's wife died of cancer.

He said her absence is like the sky spread over everything. Some of you can relate to that you lost a loved one, haven't you, and her absence. His absence is like the sky spread over everything. So the question is how do we as the people of God. How do we survive life is turned upside down. Today you may be on the crest of the wave tomorrow you may be plunged into the severest storm of your life and in the face of suffering. Some people become resentful done that become bitter.

They sort of shrivel and then assents to become smaller people and lonelier people.

Why me, why don't people understand how could this happen to me I could God allow this to happen to me.

Others in this difficult circumstances can testify of the Lord's presence and strength is peace and his grace. When the lights are turned upside down.

Do you know God kind of God.

Do you know do you know our Lord Jesus Christ of you have a D of a living relationship with Jesus Christ. What sort of Christ. What sort of Jesus you worship what sort of God. Do you know in CS Lewis again in the lion the witch and the wardrobe. CS Lewis writes about Aslan the lion was a picture of Christ Aslan is a lion. The lion, the great line all said Susan. I thought he was a man, is he quite safe.

I will feel rather nervous about meeting a lion safe, said Mr. Beaver, who said anything about safe.

Of course he isn't safe. But he's good.

He's the king, I tell you is life safe, not really.

In fact, sometimes when our life turns upside down. We don't feel very safe, the very foundation of our life seems to have fallen, and we do find ourselves turned upside down in the know that is not say we sadly don't feel safe. We wonder how we can possibly continue and we don't know why these things happen, but we do know this, that in the circumstances.

When your life turns out that upside down may not feel safe but you know that God is good that God is always good. God is always faithful to his promises. We believe that because we believe in the authority of holy Scripture that God is a good God that God is a faithful God that God is a no powerful God and what he has promised. He in fact will do and although not always feel it the God is a loving God, and God cares for you and for me and in the amazing circumstances of life. Even when a life is turned upside down. Some of you have experienced as I have the God often surprises us with his grace in the worst situations of life we experience the grace of the love of God, not Peter writes about this. Let's learn how to respond when life turns upside then we stand with me and read from first Peter chapter 1 and were going to read from verses six through 12 nice having the good screens again isn't that I don't focus on the backdrop is watching the backdrop that I really should focus on that. So when he gets back to the cameras.

Don't focus on my dad used to say about the job that's half finished and so our job here is not quite finished with him. Focus on that list read this together these marvelous words written 2000 years ago by the apostle Peter at the Christians who are suffering. He writes this read with me in this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary.

You've been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire. Maybe find the resultant praise and glory and the honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Though you have not seen him, you love him, though you do not now see him you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours Sarah Stender inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories it was revealed to them that they were starving, not themselves. What you and the things that have not been analyzed to you through those who preach the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven things into which angels long to look him and please be seated. When Lanning first of all that life does sometimes turn upside down for followers of Jesus you think about our society and by that I mean Western society here in North America and in Europe. Our society seeks to eliminate pain and suffering of our lives all of our lives. Sitting here on much much easier than our forefathers go back a generation or two ago go back to your grandparents and suddenly your great-grandparents.

The fact is that the poorest person in the West lives much better than the richest person did only hundreds 100 years ago or so, what do we have today we have Alex resonate with cars of running water with kitchen appliances. Think of the advances in medicine, technology and mobile phones and all of that life is so much easier for us is the than it was in generations back, but no, although we have all of these comforts. All of these great blessings is that the case that the slightest pain. The most minor of inconveniences. The merest suggestion of a difficult day. The most trivial of misunderstandings. The smallest of disappointments and we start complaining blaming others and feeling sorry for ourselves. We live in a therapeutic society where an instant cured must be fined to all of our pains and problems. I'm old enough to remember the old school dentist that came there was no Novocain on anything that terrible grinding signs and a whole generation of Scottish boys and girls grew up being very afraid of the dentist. Now it's a different thing.

I enjoy going to the dentist but it so much easier was hardly any pain at all is wonderful, isn't it. But there's a flipside to that.

Not only do we look for relief from the pain and are suffering we almost amended so that only for the relief of pain is a multi-dollar industry. We think there must be a pill somewhere there must be a cure somewhere.

For instance, relief. So we have an ejector seat mentality when pain and suffering come bail me out of the situation, God your to me. Get rid of the pain get rid of the suffering change my difficult circumstances. I sense my life is been turned upside down. You must stop it, and to accommodate that attitude.

The Christian life is sometimes falsely presented as always positive is always successful. Everything's got to be up late and some brands of the so-called Christian faith. Everything in fact has to be fun as if we were children start permanently in kindergarten, Punjabi, fun fun fun. If you notice this and and and some churches and some brands of of Christianity was a denial of her humanity. It seems to ignore that amidst the so-called fun. Many people are not smiling that there were tears there is sorrow there are difficulties and previous generations of Christians sang much about heaven. They spoke much about the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

But now were much more likely to focus on our comfort my happiness at the moment.

Some preachers even say that your best life is no your best life and I will be what's happened to be Margaret my best life is is no snow is not the question of the future. It's now I got to have this wonderful upbeat everything successful in life. Now it's all about me. I myself in mind. James will be the will of none of that explains in the passage we read and write his wonderful first appraisal, that followers of Jesus gas sincere followers of Jesus do suffer. He's writing to suffering Christians of your Bible with me to first Peter one if you haven't already done so, and read with me again.

First Peter one verse six in this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you been grieved by various trials.

Chapter 2 verse 21 first Peter two verse 21 footer. This should been called, because Christ also suffered for you, yes we are following a suffering Savior, the one who was described not as a man of fun with a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow in his steps. Chapter 4 verse 1211. Do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test your as though something strange was happening to you.

Don't be too surprised when these problems come. Don't be too surprised when you find your life turned upside down.

These things are not strange they happened to followers of Chris of Christ and there there to test you. Peter says chapter 5 verse nine as he talks about the devil said to resist him. That's the devil he wants to ruin your Christian life firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world largest units of right since there is true believers throughout the world. Verse 10 and after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who is called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

To him be the dominion forever and ever.

A man is incontrovertible listening to from this passage from this epistle and right of Scripture Old Testament and New Testament that followers of Christ, people of faith in God experience suffering. You are not immune. I am not immune mapping. There is not saying that we will always suffer. But he is saying that when suffering comes into your life. Don't be too surprised and I have find and I think many of you have fine that one of the most important attributes of God that we must grasp that we must understand the nonsense all must feel in the depths of her soul. When our life is turned upside down one of the most important attributes of God is that God is sovereign, which seen that before in the city subway as we look that Isaiah and various portions. The dog know you, not me. God is the absolute ruler of everything that means that God is always in control heroes over the fall of the nations over the fall of the rain over the fall of the spiral that God is sovereign, the God works all things to the counsel of his will to God is great God that we are following that we are trusting in the Lord God, the creator of the ends of the yard. This one whose understanding is in Sgt. searchable this God is in control and this God does whatever he pleases.

Why is the true God is the sovereign God. If you think that you are in control of your of your life.

During fresh architecture and on control of your health. You figure your job secure.

I can change in a microsecond doesn't you feel very very fit today. You think you're the for this person here that may be, that can change cancer in the moment you think your family is wonderful your your boast about others about your wonderful family that can change the moment you not in control is a true story, which I recently read with a man called Bob Henderson is a PhD in physics very bright guy and is hired by Wall Street for his experience, modeling the universe with math based on the belief that the same could be done for the markets, particularly for derivatives.

He studied physics. He said because he wanted to make sense of the world, if not to control it, then at least to control his experience of it to organize it for the comfort that comes with order. All of us. I can understand that to some extent we may know nothing about derivatives. We been on a PhD in physics, but we NSN's will want to make sense of our own world in a sense to control it.

While Bob Henderson.

He did well with the bank and was not only derivative traders but also the supervisor he says of the banks oiling options trading team.

He did brilliantly making a lot of money. But during the 2008 financial crisis. He lost $200 million.

That may start similar to some of your players on the lot to me and he said this is mine is not writing as a believer in Jesus Christ. This is not from Christianity today from a secular publication.

He said, as I read his experience. The crisis taught him about the illusion of control for that's a good lesson isn't that Bob Henderson imagine losing $200 million in one month. No Bob Henderson learned what we must all learn. We cannot control her own life's and when guards allows suffering to come into our lives.

It's a reminder to us difficult reminder that a hard lesson for most of us that God is in control and we are not used to God, the Lord is answerable to no one screen reading Isaiah you you understand that Dona is the Lord God of these is Yahweh. He doesn't need anyone's permission to do anything, the authority of the Lord is unlimited and unrestrained by anything outside of himself.

He does whatever he pleases is God is the sovereign King. He's the creator he's Aslan he's the king.

Everything belongs to him. He sustains everything by the word of his power resentencing with her children is not the whole world in his hands and he's got your little world you little many many many world he's got your world in his hands and he sustains everything by the word of his power thinking this is God keeps all of the planets in control of me. Not worried that Venus or Mars is going to spin out of control her weight. No, God sustains all universe by the word of these parties that brilliantly is that powerful is knowledge is unsearchable. Know if that is true, and it is doesn't make sense for you rather than diluting God to trust God's to surrender your whole life to him doesn't not make sense if what were saying about God is true of the Bible is true, what we have to do it with a little God our team God, a God that we can use for the purposes of God that we can turn to in crisis and then when life is good to ignore him. It's kind of nice.

As I got insurance policy you don't hope you ever needed. But if you do need it is good to know it's there. No, don't treat God like that God doesn't like being taken for granted. He's not a genie in a bottle doing what you want him to do, is the supreme God is the Lord God is sovereign over the whole universe, so when our lives are turned upside down is not a matter of bad luck will say that was bad luck or bad luck is not faith, not coincidence. There's no surprises to God many surprises to us but not to God, what's unexpected to us is all part of God's sovereign purposes.

And if you been following Jesus for you few years. You can look back and you can see the hats that awarded the time seem the worst circumstance in your life turns out to be one of the greatest blessing and so an understanding of these truths gives us great comfort. Can I say gives us great security when life is turned upside down. We sometimes saying that wonderful him when darkness avails his lovely face.

When the lights turned upside down. You feel in the dark. Dona joined up with gardeners doesn't seem to be speak to students as we thought the other week that he's abandoned as we we sometimes don't feel his presence how we don't hear his voice when darkness avails his lovely face or the reader. I rise on his on changing audits. My life seems very insecure changes in ways I can't control.

Perhaps I would like like your life, what do we do we rise on guards on changing grace but the grace of God will always be there. Malachi says of the Lord. I am the Lord, I change Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, yes and forever we change our circumstances change our insinuation change of family circumstances, our relationships are financial security are health everything around us is changing but no dog Jesus is the same yesterday, the Savior, so yesterday he's with you today, yes and forever when darkness avails his lovely face.

I rest on his on changing grace and every high installer may Gail my anchor holes within the veil on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking Centerview experience that in the storm of your life when you think you may not survive. We have an anchor on Christ. That's the solid rock everything around us. What we thought was secure within its our bank balance or whether it's our family arrived friends order career or what ever else.

It is they are shaking, but Christ is the solid rock. Isaiah 26. Again, you will keep him in perfect peace, shalom shalom, you will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is what an ever lasting rock is the rock of ages. I can absolutely depend on him when everything around the shaking.

When my life is turned upside down. I do know this, but God is good that he is with me that he has saved my soul and that there's nothing in the whole universe which can separate me from his love.

Yes you do suffer, yes. I cannot explain all of the circumstances of your life.

Yes, I agree with you that from our perspective. Life sometimes seems very unfair, very unjust. We sympathize with you. We understand to some extent we tried to enter into your suffering, but often we cannot get its but we do know this, but God is good and says Peter that when these sufferings, you can rejoice and he gives at least two reasons for these in the verses we looked at. First of all when your life turns upside down is only temporary. First Peter one verse six again in this you rejoice that tough survival mode is one thing and Germans is one thing, rejoicing July. That's another thing is what will help us as Peter.

This, in this rejoice, though no for a little while sufferings and trials are only for a little while.

The same expression is read in chapter 5, verse 10 that we read together and after you have suffered a little while. Same expression little while resentencing, all my trials, Lord soon be over. Peter says in verse eight.

Though you have not seen him, that is Jesus I've never seen Jesus though you have not seen him do love him, though you do not know see him you believe in him. My life is turned upside down and I really don't see the hand of God in this what my to do the love God and to believe in him and to trust in him is the other time, the suffering, your experience, it seems, as it will never end the pain the distress the confused confusion. The just as a middle seem so intense, but wondered you to grasp this, that the severest of sufferings the blackest of nights. The fire ants of furnaces. The deepest of valleys. The most frightening of circumstances only last spring for a little while for two Corinthians 417 for momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison is as light affliction, you surmise not like minds very heavy as light. In this respect it's light compared with that heavy weight of glory in the future. It seems very long note but compared with the endless ages of eternity is just for a and Peter scriptures teach us something which is very difficult for us to grasp that suffering precedes glory that the biblical pattern we could verse 11 first Peter one verse 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicated when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. First, the suffering, then the glory at Luke chapter 24 the gospel according to Luke chapter 24 verse 26 will see the same thing he's talking to the two on the road to Emmaus. He says in verse 20 5O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all the prophets have spoken, was it not necessary that Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory. Force the suffering, then the glory Romans chapter 8 verse 18 Paul says I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy come are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us force the night than the day. First the storm and then the piece. First, the tears and then the joy first the cross and then the current first the suffering and then the glory as we bring in the night but joy comes in the morning, but the point Peter is making your life turns upside down and remember it's only for a little while. Corrie 10 boom rights. Although the threads of my life of often seem nodded. I know by faith that, on the other side of the embroidery that is a crime.

Life turns upside time you see the nonsense.

It is confusing you can make sense of it seems the last thing you would want it but on the other side was a crime in this great truth that are suffering is only temporary, sustains us, doesn't Jeff faith shines in the darkness. Faith looks to the future and your pain in your suffering and your disappointment in your trials and testing today brother sister on the spare the heartache the tears that the loneliness, the sorrow, the distress will soon be over.

When Peter begins his epistle in chapter 1 verse one. He writes Peter and apostle of Jesus Christ to those who are elected exiles of the dispersion in Pontus glacier C, and so on. He says in chapter 2 verse 11 beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles from translations say as strangers and pilgrims you think of yourself as a pilgrim whenever life group life groups is called pilgrims progress of recognition that we have pilgrims, I hope they're progressing. I'm sure they are. But the point is that we are pilgrims, was a pilgrim someone who is away from home someone who's on a pilgrimage to think of yourself is that as a follower of Jesus we are exiles we are aliens for many many years.

For most of the time you leave the United States either card which proved I was an alien set. The card resident alien welcome to America know you're an alien.

I was called an alien that will what's in there is a recognition that my real home wasn't in America. It was somewhere else trust upon pilgrim you are building. I've said this before every follower of Jesus. These three John Bunyan's Pilgrim's progress. Bunyan explains this man with his terrible burden on his back pulled Christian leaves the city of destruction and when is he heading he's heading for celestial city.

He is a pilgrim to understand that. Don't look for all of problems to be gone in this life you really in one sense, you don't really belong here. Follower of Christ, of eternal life in your home. Your real home is not here & were citizens.

Now, I am a citizen of the United States about to say but I'm also more importantly, a citizen of heaven, and soon, however severe, the suffering, however difficult it a problem. It will soon be over is the case that the older we get, the faster time goes. Therefore, Peter so you can rejoice when life turns upside down and because you're going home. Your program these trials, the sufferings are only temporary and only for a little while, you're a stranger you're an alien.

Your pilgrim my brother Sandy when he was about 18 I got a very severe brain tumor and the lives quite a number of years thereafter but it it affected him drastically. He was numbered. He was never the same as he got surgery and radiation.

All of that stuff. I remember were the never living in the states with the Lord to come home and we went. We went back. Of course he was five years younger than myself and the brother Sandy and therefore his funeral, and we sued drownings are family or friends and we still grind his open great event and we sang a song that none of you know that we sang here was falling asleep lying at rest tranquil and deep safe on his breast life's journey or his life was a difficult one young man from our perspective, cut dying in the very frame of his youth with his future ahead of him.

Another completely changed because through no fault of his contract is very very serious brain tumor but no his life.

Stanley was over heavens portal past pilgrim no more, no his pilgrimage was over safe home at last safe home at last. No more to fear no more to die shed every tear breathed every side also was born.

All trials pass no more to mourn safe home at last safe home at last, suffering the frustration all of that is now over eternally over his pilgrimage is over. He suffered as very intensely with great difficulty, but now it is over. That's applying the Peter is making you can rejoice in this, my dear friend. I however severe the suffering. If you know Christ and his grace have received eternal life.

You can rejoice when you're going home soon. All of this will be over your upside down life and is only temporary. But secondly Peter is saying when your life turns upside down.

God is at work. God has a purpose. I realized we sometimes don't see it you're like me, you're giving you foolishly tried to give God some advice to help you get out of the situation you're in that it would help bizarre it is to be advising God's his understanding is unsearchable. But we think well.

Lord Evans I think this happened this week with this resolve the situation. No, God has his purpose is much that is mysterious in life is but God has his purposes with me again.

First Peter one verse six in this year. Rejoice, though no for a little while, if necessary, you being grieved by various trials. There seven so that is the purpose so that the tested genuineness of your faith more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ's know the sufferings are not without reason. They test our faith. They test our faith, genuineness of our faith.

We saw that three weeks ago when really look that James just a few pages back in your Bible James one of verse to count it all joy, my brothers, when you make trials of various kinds.

What you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness you've ever been tested and Peter uses an analogy and metaphor that we can all understand of gold being refined even precious gold as impurities and draw us in subjecting the goal to the refiner's fire.

The refiner's purpose is not to destroy the goals, but is to remove the draw switch rises to the top so that it can then be removed over the refiner. Once the gold to be even more precious.

It is precious when you wanted to be more precious ones and to be more genuine and so Peter is writing of trials and sufferings in terms of the refiner's fire get getting the point engine your faith is more precious is more genuine to God. There seven than perishable gold sufferings in your life. I like the refiners fire which remove the impurities of your life. It's hard. Who wants to be in the file. I don't is another way of doing it larger than this seems a bit too intense for the purposes of God. We don't choose the test does. It is as we read in chapter 4 verse 12 Peter calls it the fire. The ordeal fired you been in the refiner's fire Charles Spurgeon said suffering is meant not only to but not the draws but to burn in the promises is very Spurgeon like his very well said Charles Spurgeon. Suffering is meant not only to burn like the draws to burn men the promises when your life turns upside down brother. Don't fight guards don't think about the devastated God is at work in your life for goods and as you trust them as you wait on the Lord. He will give you all of the grace and wisdom and strength you need to endure these sufferings and trials without the sufferings without the trials we tend to be proud, self-reliant, unsympathetic, self-centered and kind of hard to permit someone whose arrogance.

Someone who feels superior to people, usually someone is not going through much suffering to when we experience the sufferings the refiner's fire of trying out our selfishness or materialism or unholiness are our bitterness or superficiality that expose them to the surface guard is surfacing as only he can so that they can be removed. The draws being removed and the promises of God being ardent in please God. The fire doesn't destroy the genuine article that brings out the best you presently feeling the heat rejoice.

God is in control and is at work in your life. Seneca said a jam cannot be polished without friction nor a man perfected without trials or this suffering through. It takes away the self-made props over life doesn't gets is on her knees get so not us on her face before God we learn to trust God more and more much less likely to take God's for granted and more more flat on our backs. All we can do is to look comfortable whole God and to wait for God, we rejoice not because we enjoy the pain were not spiritual masochists.

We don't enjoy the suffering, far from it but we do rejoice at the putrefying results the praise and glory and honor. I said to her two weeks ago, the number of the of you came to me afterwards and said that Jon I have experienced.

I said, isn't it the case that most of us learn more through adversity than through prosperity we learn more about God and the tough times than when life is going the way that we like it to go. Praise and glory of what will sustain you when life turns upside down your relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He's the source he's the center and he is the sustainer of all joy you know Christ. You know the Savior.

Can you say like Peter haven't seen him by love him.

I haven't seen him, but I believe in him that's faith is in their trust God in the darkness, and above all to realize that without Christ nothing without Christ would eternally lost. But as we repent of our sin as we call life to our Savior. He gives us in his grace. This marvelous gift of eternal life and the forgiveness of sins. Some of you have not yet come to Christ you know about him. You enjoy coming to golfer George enjoy some of the Hamza glories is you like the fact that we teach the Bible to your children but you still do not know Christ personally, I challenge you today to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved. For those of us who are following Christ.

We encourage George swing outside a holy person is like a silver bell the harder he is smitten, the better he sounds. We don't want to be smitten when we do we want to sirens praise to God. Is it when God turns her life upside fellow believer is not punishing you. He's purifying your is not working against your buddies working out his sovereign purposes in you and through you in ways that we can imagine. Trust the Lord who incredible ways turns emptiness into fullness, sadness to joy the bidder to the suite, the baroness, the fruitfulness day the life of his sovereign purposes are being worked out in your life and in the lives of others.

Perhaps God has turned your life upside down because that would be in the right way and you become too comfortable, and you don't know Christ and your life needs to be taught in the right way up. Your life is looking down on yourself on your achievements on comfort rather than looking up to the cross to behold the man of sorrows, who was acquainted with grief. Today we lookup we will hold your God. I pray that when your life is turned upside down.

You will munch up with wings like eagles that you will soar high above the challenges and the struggles of life have you not known of you not heard the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary is understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength even use so faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall walk and not be weary, they shall run and not faint.

We buy with me as all of us make a response to the word of God this morning eternal God the father. Humbly we come to you acknowledge that you the true God the living God, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, God of Jacob, through faith in Christ so that God and our father gives us great comfort in all of the changing circumstances of life. I pray for those who don't know you, through Christ never personally surrendered the life to Christ may, they even know come to the cross. See the man of sorrows bearing there said being buried and rising from the dead Almighty God, the resurrection and the life.

Maybe trust them. Many of us here are followers of Jesus Christ, we confess that we sometimes are bitter, we sometimes rebel. We sometimes question your were sometimes angry with you. Help us once again, as with the notable Jew, the true God and that we will respond with humble hearts with the Bijan hearts surrendering everything to you and that you as we wait on you that you will give us that power that strength that we will munch up with wings like eagles. We ask it in Christ's name

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