HELP FOR THE TROUBLED HEART
Help for the Trouble Heart
I. THERE ARE FEARS TO ESCAPE-vs. 1
A. The Context.
B. We need to remember this when the tough times come our way: trials and tribulations are slated for all of God’s children.
C. However, in the midst of our difficulties, we can have peace!
II. THERE IS A FAITH TO EMBRACE-vs. 1
A. The word believe is a life altering word!
B. There Is Sustaining Faith
1. His Promises –
If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, his arm over us, his ear open to our prayer; his grace sufficient, his promise unchangeable. Under his protection, though the path of duty should lie through fire and water, we may cheerfully and confidently pursue it.
God’s Promises Like Keys
Genesis 32:12; Judges 6:36; 2 Samuel 7:25; 2 Peter 1:4
Preaching Themes: God: Mercy, Promises
There is, in the Bible, a promise just exactly suited to your case, so mind that you find it. Did you never send for a locksmith to open a drawer because you had lost the key, and could not open it? He comes with a great bunch of rusty keys—very like God’s promises, which you have allowed to get rusty through not using them—and first he tries one key, and then another, and another, until, at last, he gets the right one, and the treasures in your drawers are spread open before you.
It is just so with the treasures of God’s mercy. There is one special promise in Scripture that will fit the wards of the lock of your experience. You must try promise after promise until, at last, you get the right one, and then you can say to the Lord, as Jacob did, “You yourself said” (Gen 32:12).