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Summary: Learning to wait on the Lord.

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Waiting on the Lord

Isaiah 31

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Say this with me,

I Am what He says I am.

I will be what He says I will be

I can do what He says I can do

You have been purified, sanctified, and renewed by His love for you and if you still want to live in the past, you will live in the past.

Sometimes God calms the storm. At other times, He calms the sailor. And sometimes He makes us swim."

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Proverbs 3:5-3:6

Introduction

In May 1995, Randy Reid, a 34-year-old construction worker, was welding on top of a nearly completed water tower outside Chicago. According to writer Melissa Ramsdell, Reid unhooked his safety gear to reach for some pipes when a metal cage slipped and bumped the scaffolding he stood on. The scaffolding tipped, and Reid lost his balance. He fell 110 feet, landing face down on a pile of dirt, just missing rocks and construction debris. A fellow worker called 911. When paramedics arrived, they found Reid conscious, moving, and complaining of a sore back. Apparently the fall didn’t cost Reid his sense of humor. As paramedics carried him on a backboard to the ambulance, Reid had one request: "Don’t drop me." (Doctors later said Reid came away from the accident with just a bruised lung.)

The roprter also found out the he was told by the Lord what he would have for dinner the next day and that the Lord would use him beyond his own expectations..John 14:1 - Do not let your hearts be troubled; trust in God, trust also in me.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up as wings as eagles. They shall run and not grow weary, They shall walk and not faint."Turn on your thermostat.

For those of you that don’t remember or were not here during that series, you are in control of your thermostat, nobody else. You can turn it on or keep it off.

A thermostat is a controlled device that can just be sitting there doing the same thing all the time or it can be adjusted up or down and turned on or off.

Look at your neighbor and say, "

If God before Us, WHO can be against us?

"A nobody can be against you, But nobody can be against us."

If God before us what is it’s thats against us?

Who is it that is against you?

It isn’t God. It’s the devil and his help.

But You have an intercessor

When you are condeming yourself, He is standing in for you

"Father , he said this about himself. he said he can’t make it. Show him he can through you."

"Father she says she just can’t keep doing this in this life. Show her that she can through you"

I’m saved. Saved from What? What does saved mean to you?

To me it means that I am saved by a man that I have never seen who on the cross,

died for me.

bears my grief

carrys my sorrows

heals me

and was crucified for my sins

He that is saved is free from sin

There is no condemnation for those who are in Him

If any man be a new man in Christ, he is a new creation

Now, Who Do You Trust?

Q- Who do you trust?

We have trusted many people and many things:

Personal nature: We often trust our families, we have trusted our friends

Public nature: We have trusted our transportation services, We trusted our national security services, We trusted our military services

What do all of these things have in common? Sometimes they fail our trust.

We have all felt the disastrous results of failed trust within our families and by our friends. Confidences are shattered, tears are shed, feelings are hurt, trust is damaged and bitterness often grows.

We have witnessed the devastating results of national failures. Security was breached, planes were hijacked and used like missiles, lives were lost in the thousands, our nation is shaken and stunned, insecurity rises and fear grows.

Q- In times like these, who do you trust?

Your Body. Trusting in God is like trusting the eye doctor

I. God wants you to trust Him

A. Correct your focus

1. A visit to the eye doctor

2. There is a need for correct focus

Far too often in life we become completely focused on the trials and difficulties of life and we lose our focus on Christ. When Peter walked on the water with Jesus he was doing well until he took his eyes off of Jesus and looked at the waves. The same is true of us today. God can get us through the most impossible situations but we must keep our focus and trust on Him. How can we ever expect to find help and healing when we are still focused on our difficulties and not our deliverance

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