Summary: 4 Ways to Make Life better, by simply getting our heart right.
Psalm 147:1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. 4 He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.
Here it says that “GOD HEALS THE BROKENHEARTED”.
Our hearts have been broken so many times…we can’t remember all of them.
Girlfriends, Didn’t make team, Failed someone/ something…
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When our heart doesn’t heal correctly, it affects our future
Too many people are dragging around their past, looking for future
That one mistake ----keeps us from becoming what we already are
We get the wrong Identity—that makes us….Angry, Bitter, and Envious
Why is there such failure in areas of: Friendships, Marriage, Parenting
All of that baggage is still in us
My Husband drives me crazy, My wife don’t understand me-
My husband doesn’t love me like he should— My kids drive me nuts
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
What comes out of your heart---IS ONLY WHAT”S IN IT
Tea bag- Illustration
If the tea taste bad, don’t blame water, change the tea bag
How do we change our heart?
1. Realize that it wasn’t God--- Job 1: 20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Tell Story of Job
There are statements that are truly spoken…But that doesn’t make them true—
I’m known for my “Best Ever” statements.
One bite of mean… Best Meal Ever Hear a new song…Best song ever
While I say that with conviction… doesn’t make it true
God removed his hedge from Job,…Everything after that, Was all SATAN
God does not take things away----HE LOVES YOU
God did not give and then take away- ….He gave… Satan took it away
We react the same---When bad happens---separate from God I DESERVED IT
Why would God “allow” babies to die, tornadoes, earthquakes, serial killers, holocausts, church shootings, rape, hate crimes, bankruptcy, cancer,
fatal accidents, The Kardashians and Justin Beiber?
God doesn’t cause these things…WE HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR VIEW
Changing your view of what he has done---
He didn’t kill people- Raised them
He didn’t hate sinners- He was nicer to them than the religious
He didn’t make people sick- He healed them
He didn’t forget people- He saw the pain
He didn’t bring the storm- He spoke and the storm stopped
2. Forgive- Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the LORD forgave you.
If you want your heart to heal…must forgive
“They don’t deserve to be forgiven”…probably not
We didn’t deserve it, but we got it.
We DON’T GET TO DECIDE IF WE FORGIVE…IT’S NOT AN OPTION!!!
Some say, “YOU haven’t forgiven ‘til you forget.”
Don’t believe that church….some pain you’ll never forget
I REMEMBER SOME PAIN…SOME PEOPLE…I HAVEN’T FORGOT!!!!
We have been pardoned of a great debt… let’s return the favor
3. Share the love you didn’t get- Acts 10: 36 The word which God sent to the [a]children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom [b]they killed by hanging on a tree.
Notice what Jesus did…and what it got him.
We complain about—what happened to us
Turn around do the same thing to someone else
If it has hurt you so much, then let it stop with you
The healing you need, may be in watching someone else be healed.
Never forget that God is on Your side, And He’s ready to heal your broken Heart
4. Check your Speech- Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
If you want to know the condition of your heart…. listen to yourself.