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Series: The Recovery Room
Pastor Jeff Schreve
I know that God wants to mend broken hearts. God is such a wonderful God.
We're starting a new series this morning called, "The Recovery Room: God's Way to Experience Healing from the Deep Hurts of Life." And one of the things that God has told us about Himself in His Word is that He is the Lord your Healer. He is Jehovah Rapha, the God who wants to heal. And the Bible says this in Isaiah chapter 57, such an encouraging passage of Scripture. God is talking to His people, who had made bad choices, who had committed sins against God who had gone their own way and suffered the consequences of going their own way. And in the midst of their brokenness and their broken heart, the Lord says this in Isaiah 57 and verse 18: "I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners, creating the praise of the lips. Peace, peace to him who is far and to him who is near, says the LORD, and I will heal him." God wants to bring healing.
Now, in your life, what is there that God needs to heal? See, all of us have issues. And I think that God wants to bring healing in three main areas of your life and of my life.
First of all, He wants to bring healing in the hurts that are in life. All of us have hurts from life, past hurts that left deep wounds and deep scars. And God wants to bring healing from that. He also wants to bring healing from habits, destructive habits, sin patterns that we fall into that cause us problems, things that we just can't seem to shake and can't seem to break. It's like chains on our arms and chains on our feet, and you seem to be chained to a sin. God wants to break those destructive habits. And then, hang-ups. God wants to break those dysfunctional characteristics in us that cause us pain and cause us problems. Hurts - habits and hang-ups. Anybody in here have some problems with hurts and habits and hang-u ...
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