Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Confidence
Rick Warren (March-14-2023) Daily Devotional: Pain Can Point You Toward Your Purpose - Daily Hope.
“God teaches people through suffering and uses distress to open their eyes.” - Job 36:15 (GNT)
Even when you’re not aware of it, God is directing your life. Proverbs 16:9 says, “A person may plan his own journey, but the LORD directs his steps” (GW).
God likes to direct you through his Word. When we read and study the Bible regularly, that’s often all he needs. But many of us don’t spend enough time reading God’s Word, so another way he’ll guide and direct us is through pain.
Job 36:15 says, “God teaches people through suffering and uses distress to open their eyes” (GNT).
Have you ever thought about why horse riders put a bit in a horse’s mouth? It’s not for the horse’s comfort. The rider uses discomfort to point the horse in a different direction.
In the same way, pain guides and directs you and often turns you in a new direction.
When King David realized that God was using the pain in his life to point him in the direction God wanted him to go, David was actually grateful for his pain: “My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees” (Psalm 119:71 NLT).
C. S. Lewis once said that God whispers to us in our pleasure but shouts to us in our pain. Pain is God’s megaphone. It never leaves you where it found you. No matter how bad the pain is or where it came from, God can use it to point you toward your purpose.
Paul said to the believers at Corinth who were experiencing some discomfort and pain, “Now I am glad . . . not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways” (2 Corinthians 7:9 NLT).
You don’t have to be glad that you’re experiencing pain. But you can ask God to use your pain to guide you in the right direction and thank him for all the ways he will provide for you.
Talk It Over
- What is the most significant way a painful experience has changed you for your good?
- What do you need to remember about God when you are going through pain?
- How can you encourage someone who is going through a painful experience today?
Joyce Meyer - Sermon: The Test of Confidence - Part 2. Knowing your identity in Christ allows you to serve God and others with true humility. Discover the beauty of being who you were created to be.
Joyce Meyer - Sermon: The Test of Confidence - Part 1. We're free to be our true selves when we know who we are in Christ and are confident in His plans for our lives. Learn how to let your true self shine!
Praise Report —Delivered from Addiction and Serving God with Confidence - Joseph Prince. “God is not angry with me.” That revelation changed Ariel's life. Hear his encouraging story in this video.
Confidence In His Presence - Mark Hankins (Jul 30, 2018)
On today's program, Mark and Trina share about the blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus is liquid love that flows from the heart of God. His blood reaches into the heart of the believer and heals us where we have been wounded by life.
Joyce Meyer - Sermon: Confidence in Christ.
When our confidence is in Christ, we can be peaceful in any circumstance. Today, Joyce shares how to avoid putting your trust in unstable things.
Pastor Joyce Meyer - Sermon Self Confidence.
In sermon Self Confidence Pastor Joyce Meyer tells about Self Confidence and what do with it.
In sermon Committed - Bishop TD Jakes talks about commitment. He says that it’s wrong to think that God will bless what you are not committed to. Bishop shows you that God’s blessings manifest themselves in things you diligently put your hand to
In sermon How Your Mind Affects Your Walk With God - Joyce Meyer talks about how your mind affects your walk with God. She says that you should not be walking around in guilt and condemnation. Joyce shows you that God has you on His mind and why He’s thinking about you.