Rebuilding Broken Bridges (2 of 5) by Kerry Shook

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Rebuilding Broken Bridges (2 of 5)
Series: Burning Bridges - Destroying Harmful Habit Patterns and Experiencing Real Change
Kerry Shook
Matthew 5:3-4

RESTORATION STEP 1:

I humbly admit my powerlessness to change myself and control everything. In my brokenness I humbly admit my need for God and others.

''Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.''
Matthew 5:3-4 (NIV)

RESTORATION STEP 2:

I admit my pain over my brokenness and loss. I look to God, believing He can comfort and restore me.

1.STOP RUNNING FROM MY PAIN AND TURN TO GOD

•My failures turn me to the Father
''When he came to his senses he got up and went to his father.'' -Luke 15:17, 20 (NIV)
•My hurts to me to the Healer
''Lord, you alone can heal me, You alone can save, and my praises are for You alone.'' -Jeremiah 17:14 (LB)
•My tears turn me to the Treasure
''But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.'' 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

2. BELIEVE GOD CAN RESTORE AND REBUILD MY LIFE

''Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see- such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through Him and for Him. He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together.'' -Colossians 1:15-17 (NLT)

•God knows
''When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.'' Matthew 9:36 (NIV)

''You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.'' Psalm 56:8 (NLT)

•God cares
''Jesus wept.'' John 11:25 (NIV)

•God can
''Jesus replie ...


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