When the Light Breaks Through
Proverbs 4:18; Proverbs 13:12
August 13, 2006
INTRODUCTION: Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a rut - that nothing positive seemed to be happening in your life, the things you hoped for always seemed to be out of reach, the friends you counted on were no longer there, the storm clouds only
darkened, and you felt like Job, who said, "When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness" (Job 30:26).
But one day things changed--the clouds were gone, the sun was shining again--you had the answers you were looking for--and you knew God was there!
The truth is that He is always there--even in the darkest of times; Jesus never leaves us nor forsakes us: Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world (Matthew 28:20).
Please consider with me three things: ...
I. Life Is Never Going to Be Easy
II. There Are Always Answers to Life's Problems
III. Our Future Could Not Be Brighter
I. LIFE IS NEVER GOING TO BE EASY
POEM: One of the most popular poems written was a poem written by Annie Johnson Flint, entitled...
What God Hath Promised
God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.
God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river turbid and deep.
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labour, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.
We read in Job 14:1, Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. Job certainly knew something about trouble, didn't he?
If you ...
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