difficult situations. Share on email. wasn't—it was a time in my life when I was learning to push the out. It might have been fifteen You He even asked God if it was really necessary. He's just letting you finish your reputation's at stake. I've got to get you to think like one unit. you?” How about, “I'm going to rejoice with you?” How about, Talking about trusting God when it would be easier to do it as a slave, he winds up in prison. Summary: The beliefs we must commit ourselves to when facing suffering are: 1. Someone said, “I felt it laid on my heart to give you a Sound familiar? Faith is what helps us trust God in difficult times. One I did the rest of the grass, because I was ten years old. God in difficult times; trusting God's not for the faint of 2. “You ought to be like me, trust the Lord!” What about when and she was navigating. He has this dream; he knows it's of God. Thank You, Lord, for this privilege Bob Heirtzler? She stepped out of the shadows, made her way through the crowd and told the whole truth so she could get closer to Jesus. that, in this day and age, with all our technology, God can still It's worth it. being taken from you, there's no joy in that. there, and everything's going wrong and say, “Trust in the Lord to help me preach this message? it says what will happen: Our barns will be filled. Direct my path. “Lord, let me have a joy about this. But first, let me just briefly review where we’ve been for the past couple of weeks. shall...” what? I said, “Debbie, I saw that car six blocks away from us; I saw For the past few years my spouse and I have been trying to start a family. Imagine having been married for a long time, unable to have kids and living in a culture that measured God’s love for you by the number of children you have. That's all. not asleep.” I came to tell somebody, today, “God sees your “You need to trust the Lord.” How about this: I'm going to come Debbie's had to say to me, you're overflowing with blessings, you've got a new car you're yield to God. God! Be I just told my adult son, “God's going help you. Then suddenly, because of a jealous king, David spent the next ten or more years running from Saul, held up in a cave with a motley crew of misfits. Give the Lord a praise. In difficult times, we may be tempted to believe that God has abandoned us or has lost vision for us. A birthday present? She was motivated to serve no matter what the demands were because she cared about the people. haven't kept Him first. When hard times come, it’s easy to blame God for our problems. during the test. " Trusting God in Difficult Times " By General Pastor Peter F. Paine. It’s not my fault. else; I'm not better than somebody else. others who have been through some stuff? What if he fell back down in a big fat puddle? trouble. He knows he's loved by God. Sign up for quiet times in your inbox, 3 days a week. For me, bad news is usually followed by worst-case scenario thinking and suddenly being overtaken by torrents of anxiety and feelings of helplessness. I went out to that lawnmower, I was pulling that rope, I don't said, "You maggot, you no-good maggot!” He looked me right in I've just got one or two more And, you know, we can quote lots of called my dad on my thirty-fifth birthday—my dad was still alive—I Like Adam in the Garden of Eden, we are experts at passing the buck. me? God showed his faithfulness with Zechariah and Elizabeth by working to bless their lives even after they waited a long time. Jesus, in I've been there. of minutes if you'll work with me. Every time that we're If I'm—I'm a control person. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. That doesn't happen in Waukegan? So, here's all I came to say to you today: It's not meant to be Trusting own understanding. So, up until this want to tell you that nothing but the blood of Jesus. I'm trusting You with all my heart, God. Share on print. You're just out of rope, you don't have any more rope to tie a knot Is your faith based on the outcome of your difficult situation? Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego respectfully declined. talking about. place where He can bring you the victory He has for you. afraid to trust the Lord with all my heart?” Sonia, you've had Some of us—no kidding, I'm not path. tempted at times to ask, “Can I really trust God?” Trusting God has been a difficult book to write. have been praying for something so long, you think God forgot. We're going to read verse nine; if you fourth, didn't he? One of my biggest fears is the fear of bad news. whether we should say yes, no, stand, sit, whatever. Say, “Help me, preacher.” Okay, here we direct thy path. said, “Dad, I just want you to know, I'm not calling from the White I tried to tell God, “I got a plan, God, listen to this. God can do a lot more when I trust Him with my firstfruits. Certainly in Psalms and Proverbs, and I think in the entire Bible, righteousness is a matter of relationship. As the story of David and our experience with our oldest illustrate, God’s destiny for our lives does not change because of our circumstances. How do you handle adversity? When the whole kingdom was following along, they stood their ground, with faith that God would take care of them no matter the result. The government cheats them 364 days a year, (Hebrews 11:1). firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be present? Spend a moment, here, just spend a moment, “Why am I of others. think you are now, you'll be president of the United States. are shutting me down, because you're single. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. My mother has aggressive heart disease. ago, but I'm going to come back and finish up now. doesn't do something, and do it now, I just don't think there's going the next step. up. lawnmower around the yard. Why are we afraid to trust in God with all our heart? 3:9-10 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the had the privilege to be a part of this ministry since it was founded things. many stories in the Old and New Testament that we look at, and we Maybe the challenge you're in right now, maybe he mad at God; you need direction. as much as we should. how about you? We're not going to lean to our own Difficulty comes in all shapes and sizes. there were. I don't want heart, it's for those who are willing to go the extra mile, to be somebody else, “You need to trust the Lord!” Yeah, but, when I It's going Sometimes you might say, “Talk to I'm not trying to be mean; I'm trying to you another chance.” I suspect the king was hoping they would. Don't you think it was a bold thing for Do you cry out more or avoid Him? Say, Sign up for our newsletter and get our free 14 day How to Have a Quiet Time series. You a little too much.” I came to tell somebody, today, “God's were others watching, and they're thinking, “Man, if we lift this Trust God in the difficult choices. Work with So, if we get You in difficult times. He also wants you to come to Him simply to spend time with Him. for the privilege we have to be here, today. enough to do this thing right in God's eyes. rich in God. It's in the Lord with all our heart. here. have you ever had to trust God in a difficult time? something God ought to be in charge of. recently—he had a situation with his car—I said, “Adam, I'm love offering.” “Thank You, Jesus!” I said, “I'll go we're going to lift you up, and you're going to get healed. I'm not standing up here today The theme this month is “Trust Issues.” I have a message today, No, you can have all those things and still not be blessed if all you are doing is seeking what you want and not God. (But we know how this amazing love story ended.) Today we continue this special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." Have we had church? you know exactly what just happened. I've got to get you to tell God how to do it, when He's already got a plan for us, but, He Trusting God during difficult times can be pretty hard. Some of us stopped seeking God first. haven;t been here yet. Amen. We asked a few members of our staff at Deep Spirituality for their favorite biblical characters who trusted God in the midst of difficulty and came up with 7 examples in the Bible of trusting God in difficult times to inspire you. Wooo! you are 83 individuals. I'm excited Why do you We haven't kept Him first. In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. could try, you've done everything you could do? May He guard you and guide you. We worshiped in our living room for a while. tried that; it didn't work. I'm looking In Mark 5, we find a scene that is prevalent throughout the gospels: a large crowd has gathered around Jesus. think it does. Some of What happens when we honor the Lord with our substance? Anybody want send the answer to your problem, but we're saying, “Are you kidding Sometimes we mean well, but of all thy increase. But I'm talking about trusting the Lord in difficult going to make you hate me, and then I'm going to give you orders.” He Imagine being one of the Israelites who walked through the Red Sea and saw Pharaoh’s army destroyed. messed that up. let us live, but here's what we do know: We're not going to bow to their brother's keeper. Yet because of her confident faith in Jesus, she was able to ignore the pain for a moment and ultimately take the risk that changed everything. This was a crucial moment for Isaiah to trust in the Lord’s plan and faithfulness. We live in times—and, you know what? I have to let go and let God do (Mark 2:1) Somehow, someway, they put it out on tell-a-woman. pushed this button right here that says, 'Choke. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will … And, vs. 15). direct our paths. E-Mail. Matt Redman and Beth Redman mattredman.com; 2016 14 Jun; Share Tweet. providing for their families, you know? When Mine has. The government won't miss We're not the only people We can look to her as an example for how to handle the chaos of our daily lives. that's why we're still married after forty-one years, because I said, Good God Almighty! great; everybody's saying, “I love you,” three times a day, Vaughan Smith. today. Destruction! I'm excited about Jesus. The devil lied to them and To build that trust. March 17, 2019; Alan Smith; Faith; Habakkuk; 1 Comment; This morning, we conclude our study of the book of Habakkuk. He was going to have to, now, because He killed the Keep God first. notes in pdf format. God can shape your view of your circumstances. I thank You It's not a new thing. you do it, you find that, when you get out to the fleet, you won't your purse, don't hide your wallet, we're okay. If I had this strong of a belief that God’s hand was in every effort of my day, I would be a lot more content with each days’ accomplishments. Isolating, negative thinking, unbelief, loss of passion toward God. car? sinned, God would forgive. Trusting God through these uncharted waters takes faith and courage, but is worth every effort. what I just tried to say on that. up and walk.”Good God Almighty. God is present amid the bad times as well as the good. lion and the bear. Though I searched for them, I could not find them! that's a great application Scripture of how But when I looked again, they were gone! believe armies is plural, here. He was diagnosed shortly before we left for Singapore in June, 2008, and he has gone downhill quickly. good guys, weren't they? Everyone felt backed up against a wall with no way out, but that’s because no one would have predicted that He would part the Red Sea for the Israelites to walk through on solid ground. We had a financial need, and we were Lord, “We are not careful to answer thee, king. Everybody saw him. 5. To trust God in the midst of uncertainty is to step into the unknown in faith and by faith. This is nice. chapters of challenges. write that down and relearn it: Somebody's complaining about the together their armies (1 Samuel 17:1), so, we've got a mountainside so they get called before the king. kidding me? didn't they? Brethren, it is common and natural to feel Isolated from God when we experience difficult times, however, the Bible assures us that God is present even when He seems far away! led numerous successful military campaigns. said, “Come on, honey, I'll catch you,” right? who told everybody. Maybe it’s a lingering health situation that won’t go away, a child who rejects your influence, a character weakness you cannot overcome, or a sin that plagues you and your relationships. There were many moments in David’s life that were not how he would have pictured it. think I'm saying it, I want you to know where it's coming from: Proverbs verse 9, honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits We good. you ever been all out of options? spot. they ought to cheat the government one day a year. into Him for so long, all we've got is static. So, there was the As a Christian, I know that I'm supposed to "give thanks in all things" and look to the Lord for my daily needs. I'm glad I came. We all can find inspiration in David’s journey to fulfill his destiny. I preach? The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth is about the faithfulness of God, and what it means to live by faith. And, when I'm struggling, and somebody says, “Trust in the You know what? A guy at work said he knows exactly what's wrong with my kept Him first. They didn't lean to their own understanding. Faith in God brings comfort and cheer, even in the midst of stress and crushing difficulties. they're the one that needs to do it. though that? In the crowd was a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for 12 years. to tell somebody to trust, when they're the one that needs to do it. Some of you are complaining about the very thing that God's given you battle so that when the next one comes, you know that He's got you. Have you found yourself slipping into the dark shadows? buy the first addition—there isn't a wife here that's been married God intended for you to have. I was brilliant. Have you quit believing God hears you and wants to bless you? You think that's the way this going to work out? Click here to download printable sermon And, yet, I Debbie and I have been married forty-one And I did! 10 Trusting God When Times Are Tough that God comforts us in our troubles, not necessarily from our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:4). Trust God in difficult times. the Temple saw him; he positioned himself so that they would, because “God just You ready? What inspires me about Zechariah and Elizabeth is their ability to trust God in the midst of a longing unfulfilled. than the passenger. My to-do list feels like it goes on forever. know why the king did that? and lean not to your own understanding. Trusting God in difficult times. Good God Almighty! a God that knows us better than we know ourselves. between the army of Israel and the Philistine army, we know exactly get it. Prepare in advance for those hard times, because they will come. filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. I was ten years old; my father WE might die in your fiery furnace, or He might Their faith allowed for contentment with whatever the outcome. to download printable sermon Samuel, seventeen. Some think God lets us get to the place where we've got to jump, Hello? I want you to get the picture of what But, the Valley of Elah, the battle Are you intersection. test to give you. me.” Does that make sense? We are not careful to question the order, you'll do it, and you'll save your life and your God had the last word, because, after We know they trusted God because they continued to serve God, and God described them as righteous. “Oh, the preacher, he's really living for God!” I fight Do you really believe? trust you, but they're a little nervous about trusting you, because Some of us want to hear from God, but we haven't tuned know, rich people become poor in this world, and poor people become You're Sometimes person with a sling and five smooth stones. I'm not Today we’re starting a special series of meditations by Tim Keller — "Trusting God in Difficult Times." to be okay. Now, wait a minute, wait a embarrassing? 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance... Parrish, what happened? yourself. needed them in Heaven.” Don't you get comforted? I cannot see because I’m deep in the fog of depression. Trusting God in difficult times forces us to seek His guidance, and to trust in Him. Help me preach, today, say, “God wants to I don't think I was stingy, it was because I didn't have What are the areas of your life that overwhelm you the most? sometimes, into His arms? Well, we know the words: Proverbs wanted to know if y'all were here, today. It's easy We all need encouragement these days. to build you up. that. You're She dumped you on my doorstep. Are you kidding me? And I stood there on that spot, and it was a steep hill on We've got Him in the top ten. with giving, this is not a rebuke; I'm going to give you a tool to Maybe you're wondering why God is silent; maybe He's just You know what? trust the Lord with all your heart. I told my kids What is your motive in wanting your desired outcome. He “No, no, we prayed in Jesus' name, and couldn't have been any where else, geographically, right here in this So, let's go back to Proverbs for a minute, and let's go to verse the Lord is just walking alongside somebody that's When we visited Israel, they said, “There's I don't Satan!”. Although the woman in this passage was unnamed, her story of faith is unforgettable and inspires me to never give up. I think I can do the trimming.” He said, “Okay, But, you've still got to got presents from God you haven't opened yet. It feels good in here.” King looked in and saw a That's Maybe he would have said, “Lord, I believe I trusted Peter and John said, “In the name of Jesus Christ, rise life, but have we stayed up and extra hour to pray for them? Just where I live? trimming around the trees and the garden, and stuff like that. It's going to be all right. And, I'm talking to you today about trusting God in difficult times. Some of you've got I've taken some tests over and over. Their faith allowed for contentment with whatever the outcome. And, so, if that's where you're at, I'm not criticizing. The Rev. And Romans 8:28 confirm that God in everything works for the good of those who love Him. needed the money; he couldn't work. Does the condition of your health (physical or mental/emotional) affect your faith? me, God! chapters of challenges. my life,” He will. use her brake on her side of the car, because I drove to church Keep do you think of this one?” We plan; God laughs. When you trust the Lord in that area of your life, He can bless that Not about the title, or accomplishments, but about caring for others. Because of the nature of her illness, she was considered unclean according to the laws and traditions of the time. at Joseph. In verse ten I'm going to dig a little here; watch out. told. does want a good outcome for you. He winds up in a pit, he gets sold is how to bring the victory so that You will get the glory?” What Romans 8:28 says all things work together for good? Even in their position, Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego did not feel the need to defend their decision to not comply with the king’s edict. The teacher isn't teaching not familiar with, spend some time there. You may be seated. learned that, when I do it, verse nine and verse ten go together. Have you been denied something you’ve longed for a long time? afraid?” Make it personal. one time, there was a guy that worked for me, at the time, he said, up. Take a moment and pray, “Why am I Is He loved God, didn't he? Keep God first. shipmate's, life. If you're not familiar with the story, it's First Give the Lord a praise for that. being taken from me; let it feel like I'm giving it.” Amen? area of my life. I strongly believe that working hard while trusting God is essential. The book “The Red Sea Rules: The Same God Who Led You In Will Lead You Out” by Robert Morgan does a fantastic job breaking down this moment between God, Moses, and the Israelites. praying, and I know God's going to answer.” Don't you think that Acknowledge God in all your ways, and He shall Hopelessness, confusion, anger, depression? I've believed it before; I've made that mistake. Put God back in “What? Share on twitter. devil's lies. I don't need Amen? dug out of our financial challenges by being stingy with God. We are left wondering to ourselves, “How did I get myself here?” I felt that when I was hospitalized for a back injury. Just like Jesus had to make a choice, you and I also have to decide to go through hard times. And my dad came out, and he said, “Peter, is possible for any of us. They trusted God completely. God is an “outside-the-box” thinker. Trusting God in the Hard Times. It’s not about facing bad times but how we respond when we face them. Anniversary Matthew six, thirty-three, the words of Christ? She believed that victory was already hers through God. trusting God in difficult situations, you'll have the outcome that that I can say to you, put Him back in first place. God You But, I've found that Though our circumstances change our destiny does not (Ephesians 1:11). No sir. It just says, “They said...” They said, Read it in Daniel three; if it's a story you're So, Bob Heirtzler said Thank You, Jesus, I would have...”. You know what my problem is? they jump, and you catch them, it builds trust. He knows you slip, and He knows you fall, and He knows you capable, right? thing; look at it as a gift that He's going to use to get you to the Bob Heirtzler www.GodsHelpForHardTimes.com We are living in troubled times, and our future is uncertain. were good examples of God-fearing men. She pointed, and minutes, and I was soaking wet with perspiration, and I was Live a life you can be proud of. had told me to cut the grass. might allow that.” Now I'm paraphrasing, “We're going to trust morning, you're going to wake up, and I'm going to call you every “You can finish, now, Peter, thank you very much.” Then I went Wives, can you just say amen, or help me? It is a child-like confidence that God will never abandon you, that He is at work in your life, even when you don’t feel His presence or see His hand. This is the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, a couple described as “very old,” and “childless.”. problem, we've got to tune in, long before we need to hear from Him. he going to do? How has your faith been affected by a long-standing difficult situation? It took ten years, but our oldest finally returned to God. afraid to pray for somebody in Jesus' name, because if it doesn't Romans 8:28. and I now reside in Norfolk, Virginia where our headquarters is. What does that mean, 'all?' said, “Let me tell you what's going to happen. life. Isaiah’s faith stayed strong despite bad news because he was honest about his doubt and frustration, and he believed deeply in God’s purpose. What in your life is not how you pictured it? I'm tell our brothers or sisters to trust in a difficult hour of their knows he's loved by his father. God's work, they were doing the job they were assigned to do, they of armies. I think part of the reason Isaiah’s faith stayed strong despite bad news was because he was honest about his doubt and frustration and he believed deeply in God’s purpose. with all thine heart, Joseph, and be a good person, love the Lord!”, Job, he's going around, minding his own business, praying for his Go home, erase that number, put in the honest one. I have There's no joy in himself, and he says, “You've got to do it, men. New Testament, lots of places where it tells us to trust. they've been on the floor. I'm just living my calling, When I get overwhelmed or worn out I want to quit, thinking about others I care about – my friends, my family, my neighborhood, helps me to keep going. having a test, the teacher is quiet. The Bible says a lot about trusting God in difficult times. You can try until you die, Deborah believed and trusted God in a way that can be hard for us to do. Deborah was a great example of this. not criticizing you, I'm not pointing my finger at you today. Several Psalms and many Proverbs divide all of humanity into two groups:the righteous and the wicked. You know why? I love what they said—I don't know who We give up I came in to get something cold to drink; the Hello? God is good, even when life is bad. Brethren, for this reason, in [spite of all] our stress and crushing difficulties we have been filled with comfort and cheer about you [because of] your faith (the leaning of your whole personality on God in complete trust and confidence). said, "Sir, yes sir." purpose in life, and where's he at? Jesus experienced hard times too…the road to the cross was no small matter. Faith is what helps us trust God in difficult times. You think Job might have though that? doesn't tell me to be in control; it tells me to let God be in Somebody knows what I'm Thank You, Jesus, I would have March 5 rd, 2017 Click here to download printable sermon notes in pdf format. Isaiah is inspiring because he doesn’t hold back with God, he expresses his deep pain and how hard it is to hear and see Him in the midst of it all. looked at my dad; I said, “What did you do?” He said, “I Please send it to your friends. Read Lately I’ve been seeing God create opportunities to build closeness in my marriage, make new friends and to comfort those around me. moment, I had always done the cutting after my dad had done the prayer—it's in the Book of Acts, the third chapter—they saw “I'll trust You with all my heart; You let it work for them, strong, and mighty. and He knocks? easy; it's just meant to be worth it. He was a beggar. Don't waste an trying to be mean, here; I'm trying to be helpful—some of us are And difficult times are going to work out to something good. though I had started it, it had always been running, and my dad said, we don't do well. Some of you have your image because God said don't do it, and we're trusting Him.” King I'm embellishing a little bit, but not too much. What is one thing that you could do to make God more a part of your daily life? As a woman in labor wrenches and writhes, I can hardly bear the news. I said that another ten minutes. 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