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Summary: Do you ever feel like you are hitting a brick wall? Never doubt in darkness what God says in the light. Obstacles are opportunities.

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DOUBT IN THE DARKNESS?

EVER FEEL LIKE YOU ARE RUNNING INTO BRICKWALLS?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

WE MUST UNDERSTAND WHAT CHALLENGE MEANS:

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US...

A SENTRY'S COMMAND TO HALT AND PROVE YOUR IDENTITY...

Acts 20:24 (KJV) But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself,

so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord

Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:24 (NLT) But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work

assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the

wonderful grace of God.

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US...

WHY DO WE DOUBT IN DARKNESS WHAT GOD HAS PLANNED FOR US IN THE LIGHT?

Hey, I am worried about what is ahead?

I am very anxious? WHY? WHY? WHY?

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US...

I LOOKED FOR THE LIGHT, but darkness tried to smother me?

I expected peace, but trouble surrounded me on every side?

That mountain before us is MUCH GREATER THAN WE ARE?

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US...

YESTERDAY, I SAW A CLEAR TITLE --- TODAY, I DO NOT FEEL IT?

YESTERDAY, I COULD CLIMB TO THE TOP OF MOUNT PISCAH AND SEE ALL THE

PROMISE LAND...

TODAY I AM BURIED BENEATH THE SOD WITH THE TRIALS, OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS.

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US...

MY HOPE IS CLOUDED WITH SELF-DOUBT.

MY FAITH AND HOPE ARE FAINTING...

GOD, I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR METHODS AND THIS TESTING?

IT IS LIKE I AM BUILDING A SAND CASTLE AND THE WAVES ARE WASHING ALL MY WORKS

AWAY?

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US... I GET IN MY CORACLE?

A CORACLE IS A SMALL BOAT WITH NO SAILS, NO OARS, NO STEERING SYSTEM?

A MAN GETS IN AND TRUST GOD...

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US...

Seems the wind is driving me into SHARK INFEST WATERS...

On the shore are cannibals waiting to devour my flesh?

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US...

Through fullness? Through emptiness?

Through lack? Through plenty?

Through worry and fear? Through peace?

Though anger and distresses? THROUGH PEACE AND GREAT JOY?

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US...

HAVE I LEARNED THE GREAT LESSON THAT MY PAIN AND SORROWS ARE

ALL PART OF GOD'S PLAN? THIS WIND IS NECESSARY TO TAKE ME

WHERE GOD WANTS ME TO BE... RIDE MY CORACLE?

AM I LEARNING: COUNT IT ALL JOY?

WAIT ON THE LORD?

James 1:2 (KJV) My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

James 1:2 (NLT) Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity

for great joy.

James 1:2 (NIV) Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

James 1:2 (MSG) Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from

all sides.

THERE IS A BRICK WALL IN FRONT OF US... DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MAN?

Matthew 10:38 (KJV) And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Matthew 10:38 (MSG) "If you don't go all the way with me, through thick and thin, you don't

deserve me.

Did you hear about the man that made a willful decision to CARRY HIS CROSS?


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