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In this message, Jeremy Foster shows us how to seek God in difficult times. Our prayer is that this sermon gives you faith to praise the LORD through your problems.
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Finding Hope in a Hard Place
“Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.”
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
Be honest in the hard place.
Matthew 20:32 (NIV)
Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?”
Genesis 28:13 (NIV)
“I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and .” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.
1. Make your problem a pillar.
2. Pour oil on the problem.
3. Turn your problem into praise.