M.A.S.H. ➪ Never Waste Your Pain ➪ H.O.P.E.

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James Henderson

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M.A.S.H. ➪ Never Waste Your Pain ➪ H.O.P.E.

Posted On: March 11, 2019

Service Date:    March 17, 2019
Service Location:    Cambier Park
Sermon Series:    M.A.S.H.

CELEBRATION MESSAGE SERIES

M.A.S.H. 755

Part 6: NEVER WASTE YOUR PAIN

HOPE: Hold On Pain Ends

IN SHOCK

  • Cry out to God
  • Let others help me

IN SORROW

  • You go through it, not around it
  • List the losses I’ve never grieved
  • Identify what I’ve really lost
  • Ask Jesus to heal my broken heart

IN STRUGGLE

  • Learn to lament in the Biblical way

omplain: Tell God what I think is unfair or painful
ppeal to God’s nature
emind God of what he has said (promises)
xpress my total trust in God

SURRENDER

David’s Loss of a Child – 2 Samuel 12:16-24

“David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground. The leaders of the nation pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused. Then on the seventh day the baby died. David’s advisers were afraid to tell him. ‘He was so broken up about the baby being sick,’ they said. ‘What will he do to himself when we tell him the child is dead?’ But when David saw them whispering, he realized what had happened. ‘Is the baby dead?’ he asked. ‘Yes,’ they replied.” 2 Sam. 12:16-19

STEPS OF SURRENDER

  1. 1. accept what cannot be changed
  2. 2. remember it’s not the end of the story
  3. 3. take care of yourself
  4. 4. refocus on God through worship
  5. 5. do something productive
  6. 6. keep on loving even in your pain

TRANSFORMED BY TROUBLE

In winter, I am not running the show.
In winter, you will be tempted to isolate yourself.
In winter, you cling to hope.

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” Romans 8:28-29

  1. 1. I remember that God’s plan is good.
  2. 2. I rejoice and I give thanks.
  3. 3. I refuse to give up.

PAIN CAN BE USED FOR A GOOD PURPOSE

1. I CAN USE MY PAIN TO DRAW CLOSER TO GOD

“We were crushed and overwhelmed…and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us…and he did help us!” 2 Cor.  1:8-10

“I am glad…not because it hurt you but because the pain turned you to God.” 2 Cor.  7:9

2. I CAN USE MY PAIN TO DRAW CLOSER TO OTHERS

“By helping each other with your troubles, you truly obey the law of Christ.”  Gal.  6:2

3. I CAN USE MY PAIN TO HELP OTHERS

“God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  Then, when others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.  You can be sure that the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.  So when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your benefit and salvation! For when God comforts us, it is so that we, in turn, can be an encouragement to you.  Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.”  2 Cor.  1:4-6

4. I CAN USE MY PAIN TO WITNESS TO THE WORLD

“I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.”  Phil.  1:12

“In everything we do we try to show that we are true servants of God.  We patiently endure suffering and hardship and trouble of every kind.” 2 Cor. 6:4

HELPING OTHERS

Additional Information:

 

NEW CELEBRATION BIBLE STUDY

The afterlife is cloaked in mystery. What happens moments after we die? What is Heaven really like? What about Hell? And does what we do in this world really matter in the next? Join us as we uncover the life-altering answers to these questions in So You’re Dead…Now What?

TUESDAY MORNING 10:30 AM

Goodlette-Arms Apartments Community Center
950 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples, FL 34102

WEDNESDAY EVENING 7:00 PM

GIRL SCOUT BUILDING
(New Location)
CAMBIER PARK

M.A.S.H. ➪ Never Waste Your Pain ➪ H.O.P.E.

Posted On: March 11, 2019

Service Date:    March 17, 2019
Service Location:    Cambier Park
Sermon Series:    M.A.S.H.

CELEBRATION MESSAGE SERIES

M.A.S.H. 755

Part 6: NEVER WASTE YOUR PAIN

HOPE: Hold On Pain Ends

IN SHOCK

  • Cry out to God
  • Let others help me

IN SORROW

  • You go through it, not around it
  • List the losses I’ve never grieved
  • Identify what I’ve really lost
  • Ask Jesus to heal my broken heart

IN STRUGGLE

  • Learn to lament in the Biblical way

omplain: Tell God what I think is unfair or painful
ppeal to God’s nature
emind God of what he has said (promises)
xpress my total trust in God

SURRENDER

David’s Loss of a Child – 2 Samuel 12:16-24

“David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground. The leaders of the nation pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused. Then on the seventh day the baby died. David’s advisers were afraid to tell him. ‘He was so broken up about the baby being sick,’ they said. ‘What will he do to himself when we tell him the child is dead?’ But when David saw them whispering, he realized what had happened. ‘Is the baby dead?’ he asked. ‘Yes,’ they replied.” 2 Sam. 12:16-19

STEPS OF SURRENDER

  1. 1. accept what cannot be changed
  2. 2. remember it’s not the end of the story
  3. 3. take care of yourself
  4. 4. refocus on God through worship
  5. 5. do something productive
  6. 6. keep on loving even in your pain

TRANSFORMED BY TROUBLE

In winter, I am not running the show.
In winter, you will be tempted to isolate yourself.
In winter, you cling to hope.

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” Romans 8:28-29

  1. 1. I remember that God’s plan is good.
  2. 2. I rejoice and I give thanks.
  3. 3. I refuse to give up.

PAIN CAN BE USED FOR A GOOD PURPOSE

1. I CAN USE MY PAIN TO DRAW CLOSER TO GOD

“We were crushed and overwhelmed…and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us…and he did help us!” 2 Cor.  1:8-10

“I am glad…not because it hurt you but because the pain turned you to God.” 2 Cor.  7:9

2. I CAN USE MY PAIN TO DRAW CLOSER TO OTHERS

“By helping each other with your troubles, you truly obey the law of Christ.”  Gal.  6:2

3. I CAN USE MY PAIN TO HELP OTHERS

“God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  Then, when others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.  You can be sure that the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.  So when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your benefit and salvation! For when God comforts us, it is so that we, in turn, can be an encouragement to you.  Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.”  2 Cor.  1:4-6

4. I CAN USE MY PAIN TO WITNESS TO THE WORLD

“I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.”  Phil.  1:12

“In everything we do we try to show that we are true servants of God.  We patiently endure suffering and hardship and trouble of every kind.” 2 Cor. 6:4

HELPING OTHERS

Additional Information:

 

NEW CELEBRATION BIBLE STUDY

The afterlife is cloaked in mystery. What happens moments after we die? What is Heaven really like? What about Hell? And does what we do in this world really matter in the next? Join us as we uncover the life-altering answers to these questions in So You’re Dead…Now What?

TUESDAY MORNING 10:30 AM

Goodlette-Arms Apartments Community Center
950 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples, FL 34102

WEDNESDAY EVENING 7:00 PM

GIRL SCOUT BUILDING
(New Location)
CAMBIER PARK

Author:

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