Sermon: "It Ends Today" 7-21-19
By: Dale Walker
By: Dale Walker
1) STOP! You are fretting and working without direction. The Lord will give you instructions but for now be still. “Unless the Lord builds the house you are laboring in vain.” (Ps. 127:1) Follow the simple instructions He gives, don’t wait for step two to begin step one. “The Lord’s ways are higher than your ways”, trust Him to accomplish through you what is best and on time!
2) Grief can be healthy but it can also be unhealthy, ask the Lord for His perspective of your loss. He is not cruel, He will not tell you to get over someone, something or pain until it is time but He may tell you what you are doing is not the best way to get past this. Jesus wept at the grave of His friend but He also told Mary and Martha that He was their hope. Keep Jesus in the midst of everything!
3) You may need to change your routine; if a vacation is not possible do something dramatically different for at least a week. Sleep in, turn off the TV, walk the halls of the hospital, silently pray for people as you pass their room or waiting areas. Pray in a school parking lot for the coming year, pray for churches, families, etc. Nothing helps like seeing the world through different eyes. These can be the best days of your life, even if they are the hardest!
4) If you constantly end up back where you started you need a mentor to guide you to the Lord’s counsel. Everyone has times in the wilderness, learn what you should, then wait for the Lord to lead you out. Stay confident in God’s love and timing until you see the new direction. God will not waste your pain or delay, He will encourage others as you share y our journey!