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October 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the last two weeks, we have been in a series called, “Down But Not Out”. We’re looking at how we handle the pressures of this life in a Biblical God-focused way.

The foundation of this series is found in John 16:33. Jesus is talking to his disciples on the night he will be betrayed and arrested and he wants them to know some important things. This is one of the things he tells them:

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.


The question is– how can we “take heart”? The Bible has a lot to say on this issue and I know that I need to be encouraged by what God says about difficult circumstances and “trouble”.

The Sunday we will continue with Part 3 of the series by looking at exhaustion.

Do you ever feel like there is not enough time in the day to accomplish everything you need to accomplish? Are you tired, worn out, and frustrated?

Many times, physical exhaustion can lead to a deeper issue… spiritual exhaustion. Those times when you feel far from God. Alone. A failure. Ineffective.

We all probably feel a bit like that in some aspect of our life. If so, come and hear about a man named Elijah who went from an incredible spiritual high (1 Kings 18) to a devastating spiritual low (1 Kings 19)– and see some valuable principles we can learn from his story.

Read those chapters and join us. And think about bringing someone who maybe is going through a tough time right now. My prayer is that we will all be encouraged.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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