Summary: Christ the Great deliverer!
Lame - 1 a : having a body part and especially a limb so disabled as to impair freedom of movement b : marked by stiffness and soreness a lame shoulder 2 : lacking needful or desirable substance : WEAK, INEFFECTUAL a lame excuse 3 slang : not being in the know : SQUARE
I. YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE SUFFERING
a. We all have some pains
b. No need in being a disgruntle person, because it causes us to be dysfunctional.
c. Viewing your limitations cause, self pity and self doubt. It could always be worse.
ILLUS: Two shepherds lean on their crooks at the end of a long day and the first asks the second, "So, how’s it going?" The second one sighed and shook his head, "Not good, I can’t pay my bills, my health isn’t good, my kids don’t respect me, and my wife is leaving me." The first replied, "Well, don’t lose any sheep over it."
II. JESUS KNOWS YOUR SITUATION
a. As long as Jesus knows you’ll always have a chance.
b. Regardless of the length of your dilemma
c. Even when it appears others are making it work and things have stopped working for you, remember Jesus is aware of the situation.
III. NO PROBLEM IS TOO HARD FOR HIM
a. If you give it to Him, He’ll fix it. If you let Him have it He’ll get rid of it.
b. We are often immobile because we have settled. Whatever you settle for God will allow you to have it.
c. There is no misery Christ cannot soothe, no pain He cannot cease, and no storm He cannot stop. Nothing is too hard for Him.
d. You are not so far away you can not be brought in, not so hurt you can not be helped, not so far down you can not be picked up, no problem is too hard for Jesus.
ILLUS: “One day a family’s house began to burn while they were all sleeping the father began rounding up his children and one of them was trapped and yelling from the window, his father told him to jump. He responded, “but daddy I can’t see you!” His father exclaimed, “But I can see you!” Maybe you can’t see your way out but Jesus can!
IV. DON’T BE IN INTIMIDATED BY THE BLESSINGS OF OTHERS
- Gods Resources are Eternal, David said, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
- Jealousy Won’t Get You anywhere
- God has more to give
- You are not exempt from His Blessings
- Be Grateful…