Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
November 8, 2020
Pastor Rick Kabrick
Jesus Christ is our Comfort in times of Chaos. Pastor Rick Kabrick
JOH 14:16-17, And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you”.
HAB 2:4, ”Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith”.
HAB 3:2, “LORD, I have heard the report about You and I fear. O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy”
GOD is all-powerful, GOD is perfectly good, GOD is perfect, GOD loves us, if all that is true, why does evil exist?
None of this is taking HIM by surprise. Nothing that is going on today or tomorrow is taking HIM by surprise
Yet as a believer in the LORD Jesus Christ, we know GOD is always Just and Fair, even though we often times don’t understand HIS timing HIS ways.
None of this is taking HIM by surprise. Nothing that is going on today or tomorrow is taking HIM by surprise HE knows the begging from the end.
ROM 8:28, And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
But true, lasting satisfaction can be found in only one place. We know that true comfort only comes from GOD.
PSA 91:1-2, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust’”
The reason is because you can’t run away from yourself.
When you get to where you’re going…your still there!
Our faith in GOD brings relief from the raging worry and the unknowns that make life feel like it’s out of control or swirling beyond belief for so many these days.
Not because you know how things are working together for good.
But rather you know HE knows how things are working together for good.
That only comes from the LORD, the Word of GOD. That is what satisfies the soul.
JOH 4:14, “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life”.
The only true quenching comes from the water that is the LORD Jesus Christ. The word of GOD.
Jesus offers eternal life. It’s more than a cold drink on a blazing summer day. It’s forever. It’s comfort and assurance that outlasts any unknown circumstance.
Well nothing is further from the truth.
HE has everything under control.
ROM 8:26, “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered”.
2. The Filling of the Holy Spirit
4. Grace Orientation
5. Doctrinal Orientation
6. A Personal Sense of Destiny
7. Personal Love for God the Father
8. Impersonal Unconditional Love for all Mankind
9. Contentment and Perfect Happiness with God
10. Occupation with the Lord Jesus Christ
MAT 11:28, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”
He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws.
Once a believer now you live in HIS plan and the burden remains light, the yoke remains easy…
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
PSA 5:4, “For you are not a GOD who delights in wickedness evil does not dwell with you.”
Remember also that it is not GOD that doesn’t understand why things happen the way they do, HE knows all things.
It is not GOD that doesn’t understand, it is us, it is you and I.
Once we can see that or at least believe that, our life, your life can become laser focused on living inside of GOD’s plan and thus glorifying HIM.