For Teenagers: When Things Go Wrong - Wait for God


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For teenagers when they encounter crisis in their lives. This presentation talks about how to wait for God

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  • For Teenagers: When Things Go Wrong - Wait for God

    1. 1. When Things Go Wrong A Study from the Book of Job
    2. 2. When things go wrong ..  Worship Him  Look to God  Reach out to hurting people  Wait for God’s help
    3. 3. Wait for God’s help Look Beyond yourself Give God time to work Focus on the Future
    4. 4. Focus What’s the big idea?  God promises to help us when we trust Him Why does it matter?  It requires patience and faith to trust God How do I live it?  Trust God’s timing when you ask Him for help abd believe in His promises no matter what you have to endure
    5. 5. The Book of Job Oldest Book in Bible Author: Unknown Job: Lived during or before Abraham
    6. 6. Memory Work and Drills!
    7. 7. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    8. 8. Psalms 23
    9. 9. Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
    10. 10. Psalms 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
 the builders labor in vain.
 Unless the Lord watches over the city,
 the guards stand watch in vain.
    11. 11. Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
 But we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
    12. 12. Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
 Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
 I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    13. 13. Psalms 86:15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
    14. 14. Memory Work and Drills! Isaiah 41:10 Psalms 127:1 Psalms 86:15 Psalms 20:7 Jer 29:11 Psalms 23 Numbers 6:24-26
    15. 15. Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 Kings 2 Kings 1 Chronicles 2 Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther Job Psalm Proverbs Ecclesiastics Song of Songs Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekial Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus Philemon Hebrews James 1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John 3 John Jude Revelation To churches To individuals
    16. 16. Last lesson: Be compassionate MMDD Write down something which had caused you to be hurt, feel resentful and bitter. (something that still stirs up the same feeling in you now) Put into the box and pick another one Share a testimony (BACK) Write something encouraging and comforting. Encourage the person from God’s word. Pray for someone in your cell
    17. 17. Wait for God’s help Look Beyond yourself Give God time to work Focus on the Future
    18. 18. Job 42:2 1 Then 2 “I Job replied to the LORD: know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
    19. 19. Jer 17:7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water
 that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
 its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
 and never fails to bear fruit.”
    20. 20. God’s Presence
    21. 21. The Fear Meter 1. Apprehensive 2. Fearful 3. Terrified 10 minutes
    22. 22. Wait for God’s help Look Beyond yourself Give God time to work Focus on the Future
    23. 23. Is waiting on God wasting time? Ps 27:14 What do we do while waiting for God to change our situation or bring suffering to an end? Why do we have to wait on God’s timing? Is waiting on God wasting time? James 5:11
    24. 24. Wait for God’s help Look Beyond yourself Give God time to work Focus on the Future
    25. 25. What really is going on ? 2 Cor 4: 16-18 Earthly Realm Wasting away Spiritual Realm Being renewed day by day. Eternal glory Light and momentary troubles What is seen What is unseen Temporary Eternal
    26. 26. Learnings from Job Our problems have a purpose  it’s OK if we don’t understand what the purpose is Help is on the way  our suffering won’t last forever Stay close to God and trust Him to know what is best