Hope In Troubling Times

1. Life is hard because of sin. Genesis 3:17-19

2. God is God all the time. Lamentations 3:37-38; Daniel 4:35; Psalm 135:6; Ephesians 1:11

 3. Recessions reveal where our hope lies. 1 Pete 1:6-7; Hebrews 11:1

4. Troubling times tenderize our heart to the pain of others. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

5. Troubling times develop Christ-likeness in our lives. Romans 8:28-29

6. Troubling times produce thanksgiving to God. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

A. God uses troubling times to remove self-sufficiency from our lives. 2 Corinthians 1:8-9

B. God uses troubling times to detach my affections from temporal things. Colossians 3:1-3; Matthew 6:33

C. God uses troubling times to provide an opportunity to share in the sufferings of Jesus. Philippians 3:10

7. Learn to live wisely, and then keep living that way when the economy turns.

8. Rest in God's ability to meet all your needs. Psalm 56:3; 1 Peter 5:7; Isaiah 41:10; Proverbs 29:25; Psalm 42:11; Habakkuk 3:17-18


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