There are times in life when our dreams are burned into a pile of ashes. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalm 34:18 NLT) “The thought of my pain, my homelessness, is bitter poison. I think of it constantly, and my spirit is depressed. Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue.” (Lamentations 3:19-22 GNT) “God doesn’t owe us anything yet in his grace he still gives us good things.” (Billy Graham) “To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.” (Isaiah 61:3 NLT) So what can we make of this? (1) We need to stop asking why God loves us. (2) Trust becomes the issue, so we need to simply trust God. (Psalm 130:5 NLT) (3) And we need to ask ourselves what we are learning. Remember, God is always with us.

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Aftermath - After the Storm You Must Rebuild - July/August Teaching Series

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