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THE TRUE SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT IN TIMES OF TROUBLE

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In difficult times only God’s Word can truly stabilize our sinking heart. In our feelings oriented society we find the source of wobbly souls as people continually nurse their emotions and try to find quick fixes through drugs (legal and illegal), entertainment, relationships, and various other ineffective means. The Psalms give us a rich source for right thinking about life and God. As we study Psalm 77 this week we will see a beautiful example of what happens when we turn our thinking from ourselves to God and His consistent goodness.

In considering this Psalm I found that John Piper had some great thoughts that can easily be applied to our lives. “Christian living means living on the written Word of God, the Bible. In true Christian living, our relation to the Word is intentional, not haphazard. It's active not passive. We pursue it and don't just wait for it to happen. The Christian life is a joyful project that calls for energy and aim and resolve and determination. It is not coasting or drifting or something that just happens to you like the weather. The Word of God, soaked in prayer, is the substance (in the sense of "the material" or "the fuel") of that joyful project. Our delight is in the Word of the Lord, and on this Word we meditate day and night (see Psalm 1:3).  John Piper

Plan to join us this Thursday morning at 9:30 for a great time of encouraging one another to live wholeheartedly for God.