Summary: When it comes to disasters and accidents there are 2 ways to look at it: Mans way or Gods way. Whatever the problem God has a solution. He is the Master fixer upper. But you must learn to cooperate with God so He can bring the total restoration.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD” Isaiah 55:8.

I. Reevaluating-Getting man’s perspective “He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame unto him” Proverbs 18:13.

A. Premature judgments

B. Overreactions

C. Misconception

II. Reframing-Getting God’s perspective “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” Isaiah 55:9.

A. God’s point of view

B. God’s higher purpose

C. God’s redeeming presence Jeremiah 29:11

III. Restoring-Getting God’s solution “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” Luke 4:18.

A. Healing the brokenhearted

B. Renewing the Mind

C. Restoring the soul

IV. Reviving-Getting God’s provision “And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” 2 Corinthians 12:9.

A. Grace to face the past

B. Grace to face the present

C. Grace to face the future

Copyright©2003 Dr. Lewis Gregory, Source Ministries International

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