How To Get Up When You're Down! (1 Of ?) by Fenton Moorhead

HOW TO GET UP WHEN YOU'RE DOWN!

Part I, "Handling Life's Hurts." Feb. 17, 1991

I. WHAT GETS YOU DOWN? (riding out the storm...huricane. When
the storms of life are raging)

1. Unfulfilled expectations. IS THIS ALL THERE IS?

2. Disappointing circumstances. ECONOMIC, RELATIONSHIPS

Pro. 14:13 "Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, and the
end of joy may be grief."

(the clown, Grimaldi.."You see, I am Grimaldi." My life is like
a dead battery that needs a jump start every morning....I feel
like I'm choking, like a lawn mower in deep weeds.)

"BURNOUT IS A STATE OF EMOTIONAL FRUSTRATION BROUGHT ABOUT BY A
DEVOTION TO A CAUSE, A LIFESTYLE OR A RELATIONSHIP THAT FAILS TO
BRING ABOUT THE EXPECTED REWARDS!"

II. EXPRESSIONS OF EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION AND FRUSTRATION:

James 5:17 "Elijah was a man just like us...."

Strengths: FAITHFUL AND FEARLESS ...A MAN OF faith,
perseverance, obedience, unprejudiced, courageous, powerful in
prayer, confrontational preacher.

WE FEEL LIKE GIVING UP! WE EXPRESS IT BY....

1. RIDICULE: We belittle ourselves and our efforts.

WE ATTACK OURSELVES AND OUR SELF ESTEEM! SELF DOUBTS RISE TO
THE SURFACE.

I Kings 19:4 "He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and
prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said.
"Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors."

Vs. 10 "I have been very zealous for the LORD God
Almighty.(BUT) The Israelites have rejected your covenant,
broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the
sword."
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