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How To Deal With Difficult Seasons In Life

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Principles for dealing with difficult seasons in life.

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How To Deal With Difficult Seasons In Life

  1. 10. <ul><li>Eloise’s pituitary tumor and brain surgery </li></ul><ul><li>My heart attack </li></ul><ul><li>Granny’s ALS </li></ul><ul><li>Mom’s liver disease </li></ul><ul><li>Billie’s addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Carol’s cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Ben’s pneumonia and 11 days in ICU </li></ul><ul><li>Sara’s Lupus </li></ul>
  2. 12. <ul><li>My dad </li></ul><ul><li>Eloise’s mom </li></ul><ul><li>Sara </li></ul>
  3. 14. <ul><li>Job circumstances (downsizing, mergers, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Broken relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Church situations </li></ul>
  4. 15. <ul><li>Our experiences are a lot like theirs. </li></ul><ul><li>God’s response today mirrors what we see for people in the Bible. </li></ul>
  5. 16. <ul><li>Sometimes God spares us the pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes God allows us to suffer through it. </li></ul>
  6. 17. <ul><li>Sometimes we are intensely aware of God’s presence. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes it seems that God is absent. </li></ul>
  7. 18. <ul><li>Sometimes God provides a miracle. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes He doesn’t. </li></ul>
  8. 19. <ul><li>Some good people seem to live charmed lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Other good people seem to never get a break. </li></ul>
  9. 20. <ul><li>About the time we think we have God and life figured out, </li></ul><ul><li>We find our human wisdom shattered by a new event, and </li></ul><ul><li>We’re left to pick up the pieces and rebuild our understanding of God and our lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Without these events, we’d tend to focus our lives on the physical, not the spiritual. </li></ul>
  10. 21. It takes as long as it takes!
  11. 24. Caregiver Support Group: Sundays, 9:45 A community experiencing difficult seasons together .

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