resilience - job
November 22, 2020 | Matt Ware
How do we become more resilient and push through a tough year? Maybe you’re in a spiritual drought, your finances are struggling, you’re battling emotional hurt, and you just feel like you’ve been knocked down time and time again. This series walks you through practical, real-life application to be able to bounce back, persevere, and exhibit Christ-like RESILIENCE.
Romans 15:4 (ESV) For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
1. Don’t BLAME!
Job 1:22 (NASB) Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.
Romans 3:10 (ESV) None is righteous, no, not one.
Romans 3:23 (ESV) For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 (ESV) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalm 119:68 (ESV) You are good and do good.
Job 1:20b-21 (ESV) Then Job … fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said … “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
2. Don’t BELIEVE!
Job 2:9 (ESV) Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.
Proverbs 13:20 (ESV) Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
3. Don’t BAIL!
Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NKJV) The end of a thing is better than its beginning.
Job 42:10, 12 (ESV) The Lord restored the fortunes of Job … the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before … and the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.
Job 42:14 (ESV) he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch.