A Refuge for the Unexpected Changes of Life (10 of 29) by John Barnett

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A Refuge for the Unexpected Changes of Life (10 of 29)
Series: Christ Our Refuge
John Barnett

Christ is our refuge; Christ is my refuge--that is what we each need to learn. And to learn that wonderful truth we are in the midst of a six stop tour of Christ's promises.

Christ our refuge is the safest spot in the Universe. He is the place we go when life gets tough.
• When we feel unclean--we flee to Him and hear Him say to us, "I am willing, be cleansed".
• When we feel too weary to go on--we flee to Him and hear Him say, "Come to me...I will give you rest".
• When we feel all alone--we flee to Him and hear Him say, "I am with you always".

We have seen Christ's presence during the loneliness of youth, during the loneliness of job loss and unemployment. This morning, when life brings unexpected changes and we feel the river of loneliness flooding the banks of our lives--we can again know that it is time to flee to Him!

Christ is Our Lifelong Refuge from Loneliness

Loneliness--if you ever feel it, know that He felt it. If you ever suffer feeling friendless--know that He is the friend who will stick closer than a brother. If you ever feel forsaken--remember He said that He would never leave you or forsake you. If you feel alone--trust the One who said I am with you always, to the end!

We are using the testimony of David who faced nearly every form of loneliness known to man--as our guide. God has captured for us both David's deepest distresses and his precious victories in the form of songs or Psalms--of God's faithfulness through David's troubles.

Remember what David faced? God's Word records more than a dozen key events that were terribly lonely for David. Let me remind you of them again.
1. David suffers the intense loneliness of youth.
2. David suffers intense loneliness of life as he faces family conflict and danger.
3. David suffers intense loneliness as he loses his job, and is separated from his family.
4. D ...


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