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Rubs bible study 4


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Rubs bible study 4

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  4. 4. LET’S DISCUSSWhy are we discussing disappointment?
  5. 5. Disappointments…• Disappointments come in different sizes – some temporary, some permanent• We all experience disappointment for different reasons.• Feeling disappointed is not a sin. How we handle it is the crucial issue
  6. 6. From Disappointments to Defeat
  7. 7. ORIGIN….• God was first to be disappointed TEXT: Genesis 3: 7-15 ; Genesis 6:5-6• Your case is not peculiar! God knew it all and He is with you!• Think of the years of disappointment experienced by Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Hannah, and Elizabeth. Month after month, year after year, they saw the evidence of their childlessness
  8. 8. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES!MOSESActs 7: 23 -25 – the people failed to see him asGod-sent!•The wilderness experience – How many times wasMoses hurt and disappointed by the deeds of theIsraelites? Till he did not enter the promise land•Israel for making golden calf Exodus 32:35•Israel for despising manna Numbers 11:33•Israel for murmuring at destruction of Korah Num 16:46-50•Israel for worshipping Baal-peor Numbers 25:18
  9. 9. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES! DAVID •Let’s Read: 1 Samuel 30: 1-6 •David encouraged Himself in the Lord why? •Disappointments tell you nothing is working for you •Disappointments tell you you are down and out •Disappointments shift your focus to you and your weakness instead of God’s strength •Phillipians 4: 13 (Amp)
  10. 10. From Disappointments to Victory• Thanksgiving makes the difference! Thank God for your past, present, and future! Psalm 73: 23-26; Hab 3: 17-18• Workings Romans 8:28• The joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8.10)• Put on the armor of God Eph 6: 11-18
  11. 11. Hold on to these• Disappointments will make you better, wiser and more dependent on God… It’s a check and balance measure!• You wanna be great? You gotta feel the pain!• They are divine routes to destiny• When the pain is most, you are nearly there• No matter what, there is always a way out, find it!• When there is life, there is hope.• No pain, no gain!