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From Worry to Worship
July 5, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Habakkuk 1:1-6; 1:12-13; 2:1-4; 3:16-19:

From Worry to Worship

July 5, 2020 / Habakkuk 1:1-6; 1:12-13; 2:1-4; 3:16-19:

1. Is it Right to Question Almighty God?

Isaiah 55:8-9

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth ,So are My ways higher than your ways.

  1.  “Where are you God?”
  2. “What in the world are you doing?”

    Jeremiah 15:18

            Faith crisis = ! 

 

2. Letting Our Circumstances Define God for Us.

  • = what God controls, surrendering that control over to Him (i.e., trust).
  • = what I control, what I should do, how I choose to live.

Worriers act as if they might be able to control the uncontrollable. Central to worry is the illusion that we can control things… The illusion of control lurks inside your anxiety. Anxiety and control are two sides of one coin. When we can’t control something, we worry about it.

3. Understanding the Biblical Concept of Lament

Lament = a in that leads to .

  1. Use His Name . . . and How Long O, Lord will I call for help?  Art Thou not from everlasting to everlasting, O Lord God, Holy One? (Habakkuk 1:12)

  2. Ask in

            Habakkuk 2:1 and 3:16-19

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been . (Psalm13:5-6)

            Hebrews 6:19; 1 Peter 1:3-4; Hebrews 11:1; Romans 15:13; Psalm 39:7

 

Hopelessness
“An unwillingness to view time as God does. It enters in when we look for hope and reward in this present age, even though God calls use to live with a view toward eternity.”

        c.  Express and/or

             Habakkuk 3:16-19

             Two most important words ever written: “

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