Message: “I Had A Bad Day” from Pastor Joe

Joe Summers - October 23, 2022

I Had A Bad Day

I Had A Bad Day

I am Just Having A Bad Day Rain Comes Before the Rainbow Lesson Objective:  To follow up on the lesson from last week on the subject of being despondent and ways that we can address those times when we have bad days along with trials and tribulations in our lives. Scripture: Mark 4: 37-39, 37And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Introduction and Review There will be trials in our lives a.   Romans 5:3-4 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, b.      James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Reasons for trials in our lives To be able to witness to others To make us stronger Because we failed to listen to the voice of God What should be some of our actions when faced with trials? Understand that without rain there can never be a rainbow Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us Job 42: 10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. We learn more from adversity than we ever could from successes. Do You Understand Who is in Control? Mark 4: 40, 40But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Faith is built on a solid rock Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”   Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Understanding that we cannot understand the power of God Mark 4: 41, 41And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” We do not need to explain it nor understand it. Just know that as God said: “I am that I am”. Job 26:14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?” God always cares for us, even if we do not care for ourselves. Mark 4: 38, 38But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing? Is it possible that God cares for us even more than we care for ourselves? God is our shelter in the time of storm To recognize that God is our safe harbor. Psalm 57: 1, 1Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast Summary Our bad days are usually those days when we feel we failed or something is not just going right. Inventions that came from failures Pennicillin Xrays Microwave Oven When you think you have failed looked for the bright side , it just may surprise you  

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