by Ernest Easley

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How to Face Life's Problems Pt. II
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Romans 8:28-39
July 24, 2011

Now with your Bible open to Romans 8 … we're picking up where we left off last time together learning how to face life's problems .. and not only how to face life's problems .. but how to face life's problems positively!
Did you know that you can face life's problems positively? Well … you can and that's what Paul's talking about beginning in this 8th chapter of Romans verse 28. What a difference it makes when it comes to facing life's problems .. I mean .. when you face them positively.
It's all a matter of perspective … isn't it? It's like those two women who were talking one day. One of them said to her friend, "Hey, I just got married." Her friend said, "That's wonderful." The newlywed said, "Yes, but my husband is not very good looking."
Her friend said, "That's too bad." "But he's very rich," said the woman. Her friend said, "Well, that's good." To which she replied, "But he's very stingy." Her friend said, "That's bad."
Then she said, "But he built us a very large house." "Oh," said her friend, "that's good." She then said, "but it burned to the ground." "Oh," she said, "that's bad." And then she said, "Yes, it was and he was in it."
Well .. her friend didn't know what to say to that. That's how it is when you focus on your circumstances. Sometimes you say, "that's good" and at other times you say, "that's bad."
Rather than your circumstances being bad or good … just wait until God works them all together for good. Because if you love God .. that's exactly what He's going to do.
That's what we learned last time together .. do you remember? GOD IS IN CONTROL OF OUR LIVES. Verse 28, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
Well .. let's pick it up in verse 31 as we discover some more bible principles that will help as we learn …
How to Face Life's Problems

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