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July 13, 2020
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  • Creflo Dollar: This is gonnawork better than
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  • a shopping spree.
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  • This is gonna workbetter than a makeover.
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  • This is gonna work betterthan an anti-depressant.
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  • The finished works of JesusChrist that declares that he
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  • healeth the broken in heart andhe bindeth up their wounds, it
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  • is available for you.
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  • Now by faith you take it.
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  • Creflo: A man that cannotcontrol his emotions is the
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  • weakest man on the planet.
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  • ♪ This is your world, so let'svow to make it a better place ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heart that needs toknow your love is here to stay ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, it's timeto live a new life ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, let his loveshine bright in you ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, we'resaved by his grace ♪
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  • ♪ So we embraceyour love today ♪
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  • ♪ We are changed ♪♪
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  • Creflo: If you have your Biblesthis morning, go with me to the
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  • book of Psalms 147 and verse 3.
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  • The book of Psalms 147 and verse3 and today we're really gonna
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  • get in the Word.
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  • We've been talking aboutbrokenness, but I wanna spend a
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  • lotta time showing you in theWord of God where you can
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  • have hope.
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  • Today, we're gonna talk aboutrecovering from heartbreak,
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  • recovering from heartbreak.
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  • And, you know, the dictionarydefines "heartbreak" as
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  • crushing grief.
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  • Think of that.
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  • Crushing grief.
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  • It also defines it as anguishor distress, so if you are an
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  • individual who understandsheartbreak--and I'm certainly
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  • not on the outside of that andthere are people in the Bible
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  • that are not on theoutside of that.
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  • And if you understand thecrushing grief and the anguish
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  • and the distress that may haveeven come at the loss of a loved
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  • one, then this is what itmeans to have heartbreak.
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  • You know, in today's worldthe term "broken heart" or
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  • "brokenhearted," it usuallydescribes someone who has
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  • suffered a failed relationshipor loss of a loved one.
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  • But a broken heart may bebrought on by a myriad of
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  • causes, such as, maybe,disappointment in a child's
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  • lifestyle, or it could bebrought on by a loss of
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  • possession or a loss of job.
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  • And so, whatever the cause, thepain of a broken heart, it can
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  • be enormous, and so today weget a chance to see two systems
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  • of--one way of how they dealwith a broken heart, and God's
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  • way of how he deals with it.
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  • The world would assert that hopelies in psychoanalysts and that
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  • it lies in medication, and theworld would give you advice that
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  • may include takingan antidepressant.
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  • It may include writing an angryletter, and then tearing it up.
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  • It may include going on ashopping spree or, you know,
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  • getting a makeup, but I needyou to understand something.
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  • Even some would advocate,you know, maybe the power of
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  • positive thinking, but here'sone thing I want you to
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  • understand: that the most commoncure for a broken heart is time.
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  • Time, T-I-M-E, time.
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  • The world's focus is onfeelings, but God, according to
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  • 1 Samuel chapter 16:17, Godweighs and he looks at
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  • the heart.
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  • Man looks at the outer core, manlooks at the feelings, but God
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  • looks at the heart.
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  • And while the non-Christian maysense a waning or lessening in
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  • the intensity of a heartbreak bydoing all of those things that
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  • are recommended--medications andwriting, filling letters and all
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  • that kinda stuff--you may feela decrease in the intensity of
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  • that heartbreak, but onlya Christian--hear this.
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  • Only a Christian canexperience complete recovery.
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  • Boy, that's something Iwant you to think about.
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  • In one system, the world'srecommending that you do all
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  • those things, and it lessensthe intensity of the heartbreak.
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  • But the Christian has theopportunity to experience
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  • complete recovery from aheartbreak, and that's what I
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  • wanna show you this morning,how you can experience complete
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  • recovery from a heartbreak.
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  • And somebody says, "Well, howwould you even conclude that?"
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  • Because only the Christianhas access to the power of the
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  • Spirit of God, and when youhave access to the power of the
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  • Spirit of God, you have accessto be able to experience
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  • complete recovery.
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  • Look at what he says in Psalms147 and verse 3, and you grab
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  • hold of what he says here,'cause we Christian people, we
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  • live by faith.
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  • We find it in the Word, andwe take possession of it.
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  • What it says here, he says, "Hehealeth the broken heart," he
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  • healeth the broken in heart,"and he bindeth up
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  • their wounds."
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  • So, you take that,you take that.
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  • This is gonna work betterthan a shopping spree.
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  • This is gonna workbetter than a makeover.
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  • This is gonna work betterthan an anti-depressant.
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  • The finished works of JesusChrist that declares that he
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  • healeth the broken in heart andhe bindeth up their wounds, it
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  • is available for you.
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  • Now by faith you take it.
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  • So now, let's spend sometime in the Word today.
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  • Let's examine this brokennessin heart in the Bible, and the
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  • events in Job's life may bethe earliest biblical record of
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  • heartbreak, so let's look at Joband check out what happened in
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  • his life.
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  • See, in Job's life, in one dayJob lost his children, he lost
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  • almost all his worldlypossessions, he lost his health,
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  • and he lost his means oflivelihood, and yet you look at
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  • his response.
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  • I mean, what was his response?
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  • He loses his children.
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  • He loses his--I mean,you think about that.
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  • What would be your response ifyou lost your children, you lost
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  • all your worldly possessions,you lost your livelihood?
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  • I mean, some of you wouldget so mad with God.
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  • "Well, I'm mad at God, and Idon't wanna have anything to do
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  • with God, and I don't wanna haveanything to do with the church."
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  • And you do that, butwhat was Job's response?
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  • How did Job responseto this loss?
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  • Look at Job chapter 1and verse 20 and 21.
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  • This is pretty amazing.
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  • Here is a manwho--I mean, listen.
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  • That's bruising,that's crushing.
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  • Losing your children, that'scrushing, losing everything you
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  • have, almost all of that, allof your health, your livelihood.
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  • But what was his response?
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  • What can we learn from Job here?
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  • Look what he says.
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  • He said, "Then Job arose.
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  • He rent his mantle, shavedhis head, fell down upon the
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  • ground," look what hedid, "and he worshiped."
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  • And he worshiped.
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  • He's lost this kids, he's losthis livelihood, he's lost his
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  • health, and he worships.
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  • And the Bible says, "And hesaid, Naked came I out of my
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  • mother's womb, and naked shallI return hither: the Lord gave,
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  • and the Lord hath taken away;blessed be the name of
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  • the Lord."
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  • Now, here's one of the thingsI want you to understand.
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  • I know that God didn't do this.
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  • And maybe Job wasn't aware ofthis, but I don't believe that
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  • was Job--what he was saying.
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  • You know, Job had fear thatthis could happen, and his fear
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  • opened him up to all of that,and here's what I want you to
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  • see here.
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  • But here's what Job said.
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  • Job said, "Listen,maybe God took it.
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  • And maybe, you know, the Lordgave and maybe he took it away."
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  • Job's attitude is, "But noneof that is gonna stop me."
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  • Look at what itsaid in verse 22.
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  • He said, "Blessed bethe name of the Lord."
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  • He says, "In all this Job sinnednot, nor charged God foolishly."
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  • He didn't charge itto God's account.
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  • You know, I know people, whenthings like this happen in their
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  • lives, they get mad at God.
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  • They quit coming to church.
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  • They don't wannahear no Scripture.
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  • They don't wannaget in the Word.
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  • "I'm mad at God."
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  • Lemme tell you something: you'remad at the only one that can
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  • help you.
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  • You're mad at the only one whocan heal your broken heart.
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  • You're mad at the only one whocan bind up your wounds, and Job
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  • said--look what happened.
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  • I mean, that's neverhappened to you.
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  • You've never lost your children,your health, your job, your
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  • livelihood all at one time, andyet this man was so committed to
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  • God, he said, "Okay, he gave itto me and maybe he took it away.
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  • I don't know, but I'mgonna worship God."
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  • I think we need tolearn something there.
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  • I think we need to get to apoint where we make up in our
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  • mind that "no matter whathappens in my life, no matter
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  • how bad it gets, it's notgonna separate me from God.
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  • It's not gonna separateme from the love of God.
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  • Yeah, my heart was broken, yes,I got wounds, yes, I'm in grief,
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  • but I will not stop praisingand worshiping God."
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  • That ministered to me, because,you know, we have little stuff,
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  • little things that happen,and we're ready to leave God.
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  • I mean, just a fewthings that happened.
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  • Not nearly as intense as whatJob went through, and we're just
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  • ready to leave God.
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  • We gotta stop that, we gottastop that, we gotta stop.
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  • You know, you get to a point, "Iwanna leave God 'cause he didn't
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  • give me my carthat I prayed for.
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  • I wanna leave Godbecause I lost my job.
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  • I wanna leave--"
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  • No, no, no, no, no.
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  • There is something that happenswhen you make your mind up that
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  • "nothing is gonna separate mefrom the love of God," when you
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  • make your mind up that "nomatter what happens, in the
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  • midst of brokenness andwounds I will worship God."
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  • So, what's theend of this story?
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  • What really happened to Job thatmade his mind up to do this?
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  • Well, look at Job 42, verses 1through 5, and I wanna read it
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  • in the NLT.
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  • Job 42:25.
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  • See, you know, Job--of course,ladies and gentlemen, he
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  • grieved, yet he worshipedGod, and he remained faithful.
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  • Although he had doubts as toGod's goodness in these terrible
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  • events, through the trial hegrew closer to God through God's
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  • revelation of himself.
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  • He grew closer to God.
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  • Look at what he said here.
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  • Let's look at verse 1 through 5.
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  • He says, "Then Job replied tothe Lord: 'I know that you can
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  • do anything, and noone can stop you.
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  • You asked, 'Who is this thatquestions my wisdom with
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  • such ignorance?'
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  • Is it I--and I was talking aboutthings I knew nothing about,
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  • things far toowonderful for me."
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  • Verse 4, "You said,'Listen and I will speak!
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  • I have some questions for you,and you must answer them.'"
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  • Verse 5, "I had only heard aboutyou before, but now I have seen
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  • you with my own eyes."
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  • There's something that happenedthrough that brokenness.
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  • "I heard about you before, butnow I've seen you with my
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  • own eyes."
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  • Job learned what all believerscan learn through heartbreak.
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  • Here is what he learned: thatGod is faithful, and God is
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  • good, and God is trustworthy.
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  • God is faithful, and God isgood, and God is trustworthy.
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  • Boy, that reallyministered to me.
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  • It really ministered to me thatno matter what hurts and pains
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  • and heartbreaks and betrayalsthat you have in your life, at
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  • the end of the whole dealwhen it was God who kept you.
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  • It was God who deliveredyou out of a ditch.
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  • It was God who allowed youto maintain your sanity.
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  • Some of you would've lost yourmind a long time ago if it
  • 00:13:50.442 --> 00:13:52.678
  • wasn't for God, but here is whatwe learn through brokenness: God
  • 00:13:52.711 --> 00:13:57.650
  • is faithful, God isgood, and God is
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  • trustworthy, amen.
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  • Let's look at another example.
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  • Let's look at the life of David.
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  • The Bible talks about David.
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  • He says David, a man afterGod's own heart, and yet David
  • 00:14:11.397 --> 00:14:14.833
  • suffered manyheartbreaking circumstances.
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  • And yet, if you'll readit carefully, each time he
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  • recovered and was evenstronger than before.
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  • He was a stronger man of Godthan before, and in Psalms 34
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  • David gives an example of how heovercame heartbreak, and I wanna
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  • share with you those threethings that David learned.
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  • What did David do toovercome the heartbreak?
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  • Well, the first thing wesee is in Psalms 34:4.
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  • What did David do toovercome the heartbreak?
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  • Psalms 34 and verse 4.
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  • The Bible says, he said, "Isought the Lord, and he heard
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  • me, and delivered mefrom all my fears."
  • 00:14:59.912 --> 00:15:03.349
  • So, the first thing you seeDavid doing here is that David
  • 00:15:03.382 --> 00:15:09.188
  • overcame by calling on the Lord.
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  • David overcame by seeking God.
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  • David overcame--when you seekGod--seeking God and trusting
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  • God, they go hand in hand.
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  • You can't trust God and not be aGod seeker, and so in the middle
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  • of his heartbreaks one of thethings you find David doing is,
  • 00:15:21.967 --> 00:15:24.837
  • "You know, I'm gonna seek God.
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  • I'm gonna trust God."
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  • When you go through heartbreakdo you trust God, or do you just
  • 00:15:29.508 --> 00:15:32.344
  • get in a corner somewhereand, you know, moan about
  • 00:15:32.378 --> 00:15:35.814
  • what happened?
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  • And, "Where was God?
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  • And how come thiswent on in my life?"
  • 00:15:39.151 --> 00:15:40.619
  • No, David began to seek God,according to the book of
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  • Psalms 34:4.
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  • He says, "I sought the Lord, heheard me," notice what happens,
  • 00:15:45.424 --> 00:15:48.727
  • "and delivered mefrom all my fears."
  • 00:15:48.761 --> 00:15:51.397
  • You know, when your heart hasbeen broken, there's a lotta
  • 00:15:51.430 --> 00:15:53.499
  • fear that's gonna be there, andit's so important that you know
  • 00:15:53.532 --> 00:15:56.201
  • how to seek God,and you trust God.
  • 00:15:56.235 --> 00:15:59.772
  • And what happens?
  • 00:15:59.805 --> 00:16:01.440
  • He will deliver you,he will deliver you.
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  • He will deliver you from all ofyour fears, and that's the thing
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  • you need to be delivered of,'cause when you go through
  • 00:16:08.480 --> 00:16:10.682
  • heartbreak the fear is not gonnaknow who's gonna do it again.
  • 00:16:10.716 --> 00:16:12.851
  • "Is this persongonna break my heart?
  • 00:16:12.885 --> 00:16:15.354
  • Is that person gonnabreak my heart?"
  • 00:16:15.387 --> 00:16:16.789
  • But when you seek God, he willdeliver you from all your fears.
  • 00:16:16.822 --> 00:16:19.958
  • Here is the second thingwe see David doing.
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  • Psalms 34:18,Psalms 34:18.
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  • David knew this.
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  • He sought God, but onthe inside he knew this.
  • 00:16:28.867 --> 00:16:32.104
  • He said, "The Lord is nearunto them that are of a
  • 00:16:32.137 --> 00:16:35.374
  • broken heart."
  • 00:16:35.407 --> 00:16:37.009
  • David knew that God is nearthose who have a broken heart.
  • 00:16:37.042 --> 00:16:39.745
  • "And he saveth such as be of acontrite," repentant, "spirit."
  • 00:16:39.778 --> 00:16:46.151
  • So, David knew that.
  • 00:16:46.185 --> 00:16:47.886
  • You know, there are certainthings you have to know when
  • 00:16:47.920 --> 00:16:50.589
  • your heart has been broken.
  • 00:16:50.622 --> 00:16:52.357
  • There are certain thingsyou got to be sure about.
  • 00:16:52.391 --> 00:16:54.126
  • There are certain things--youknow, if we don't clear up the
  • 00:16:54.159 --> 00:16:57.996
  • ignorance in our life, thenthese things can dominate us,
  • 00:16:58.030 --> 00:17:01.967
  • but David knew that God is nearthose who have a broken heart.
  • 00:17:02.000 --> 00:17:08.740
  • God's not far from thosewho have a broken heart.
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  • If you've experienced abroken heart, God's near you.
  • 00:17:11.877 --> 00:17:15.047
  • God's near you.
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  • I wouldn't say he's closerto you at that time than ever
  • 00:17:16.849 --> 00:17:18.951
  • before, but I know he'snear you at that time.
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  • He's not far from you.
  • 00:17:21.487 --> 00:17:22.955
  • He's near you at that time, andso here is the third thing we
  • 00:17:22.988 --> 00:17:26.291
  • see David doing in Psalms 34,verse 19, right after verse 18.
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  • Here's what we see.
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  • We finally see whatDavid is doing here.
  • 00:17:33.499 --> 00:17:36.135
  • He says, "Many are theafflictions of the righteous:
  • 00:17:36.168 --> 00:17:40.439
  • but the Lord deliverethhim out of them all."
  • 00:17:40.472 --> 00:17:43.275
  • That's importantfor you to know.
  • 00:17:43.308 --> 00:17:45.010
  • "Many are the afflictions of therighteous: but God delivers them
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  • out of them all."
  • 00:17:47.513 --> 00:17:49.448
  • David expressed a confidencein the love of God that every
  • 00:17:49.481 --> 00:17:52.818
  • believer should have, theconfidence of knowing that "no
  • 00:17:52.851 --> 00:17:56.989
  • matter what afflictions that Igo through, God will deliver me
  • 00:17:57.022 --> 00:18:00.626
  • out of them all."
  • 00:18:00.659 --> 00:18:03.128
  • I'm asking you to getthat same confidence.
  • 00:18:03.162 --> 00:18:05.497
  • I'm asking you to get it in yourheart, "God delivers me from
  • 00:18:05.531 --> 00:18:09.601
  • all affliction."
  • 00:18:09.635 --> 00:18:12.304
  • And even a heartbreak.
  • 00:18:12.337 --> 00:18:13.839
  • God delivers youfrom all affliction.
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  • It doesn't matter whatthe affliction is.
  • 00:18:16.842 --> 00:18:18.710
  • God is near you.
  • 00:18:18.744 --> 00:18:20.479
  • Why?
  • 00:18:20.512 --> 00:18:22.414
  • To deliver you from what?
  • 00:18:22.447 --> 00:18:24.383
  • All afflictions.
  • 00:18:24.416 --> 00:18:26.818
  • And yet you've got to decidewhether or not you're gonna
  • 00:18:26.852 --> 00:18:29.087
  • believe this.
  • 00:18:29.121 --> 00:18:30.822
  • You've got to decide whether ornot you're gonna possess this.
  • 00:18:30.856 --> 00:18:32.691
  • You gotta decide whether or notyou're gonna use your faith to
  • 00:18:32.724 --> 00:18:34.993
  • take possession of this.
  • 00:18:35.027 --> 00:18:38.263
  • What's the alternative?
  • 00:18:38.297 --> 00:18:40.732
  • You get beat up and have yourlife destroyed from a wound that
  • 00:18:40.766 --> 00:18:44.069
  • never healed.
  • 00:18:44.102 --> 00:18:46.505
  • What's the alternative?
  • 00:18:46.538 --> 00:18:48.240
  • The alternative is instead ofallowing him to come in and to
  • 00:18:48.273 --> 00:18:50.075
  • heal your wounds and heal yourbroken heart, what you do is you
  • 00:18:50.108 --> 00:18:53.078
  • put a cover over it.
  • 00:18:53.111 --> 00:18:54.413
  • You put a blanket over it sonobody can see the wound, and
  • 00:18:54.446 --> 00:18:56.381
  • then through that blanket youproduce a false identity, and
  • 00:18:56.415 --> 00:19:00.285
  • the real you doesn't ever showup, because that identity, that
  • 00:19:00.319 --> 00:19:04.056
  • false identity is somethingthat came through the covers.
  • 00:19:04.089 --> 00:19:09.127
  • It came through the blanket.
  • 00:19:09.161 --> 00:19:10.862
  • It came through what you used tocovering the wound up, and God
  • 00:19:10.896 --> 00:19:13.031
  • wants you to--want that woundto be healed so you can be your
  • 00:19:13.065 --> 00:19:15.534
  • authentic you.
  • 00:19:15.567 --> 00:19:17.369
  • But you can't bethe authentic you.
  • 00:19:17.402 --> 00:19:19.071
  • That's why there's so muchfake in the church today.
  • 00:19:19.104 --> 00:19:21.506
  • It's because instead of allowingand believing that God has made
  • 00:19:21.540 --> 00:19:24.943
  • it available for us to havehealing of our wounds and
  • 00:19:24.977 --> 00:19:27.913
  • healing of a broken heart,we wanna cover it up.
  • 00:19:27.946 --> 00:19:30.649
  • And we've perfected phoninessin the body of Christ, and we're
  • 00:19:30.682 --> 00:19:35.854
  • meeting one false identity afteranother false identity, because
  • 00:19:35.887 --> 00:19:40.525
  • we don't believe that he willdeliver us out of all of
  • 00:19:40.559 --> 00:19:44.129
  • our afflictions.
  • 00:19:44.162 --> 00:19:47.566
  • You know, one might ask ina moment of despair, "Well,
  • 00:19:47.599 --> 00:19:51.036
  • Brother Dollar, he may havehelped David, he may have helped
  • 00:19:51.069 --> 00:19:56.508
  • Job, but does Godcare about me?"
  • 00:19:56.541 --> 00:20:00.545
  • And that's a real questionthat a lotta Christians
  • 00:20:00.579 --> 00:20:02.914
  • ask sometimes.
  • 00:20:02.948 --> 00:20:05.517
  • You know, when you have a brokenheart you wonder, "Does God care
  • 00:20:05.550 --> 00:20:08.520
  • about me?"
  • 00:20:08.553 --> 00:20:10.689
  • I mean, my heart'sbeen broken a lot.
  • 00:20:10.722 --> 00:20:12.658
  • My heart's been broken to thepoint where it was broken in so
  • 00:20:12.691 --> 00:20:14.626
  • many pieces there was nothingelse left to break, and yet, at
  • 00:20:14.660 --> 00:20:18.563
  • the same time, the only way outwas believing that God cared
  • 00:20:18.597 --> 00:20:23.502
  • about me.
  • 00:20:23.535 --> 00:20:25.537
  • The only way out was to believethat he loved me, and when you
  • 00:20:25.570 --> 00:20:28.774
  • question God's love for you,you're gonna be in a
  • 00:20:28.807 --> 00:20:31.877
  • hopeless situation.
  • 00:20:31.910 --> 00:20:33.779
  • When you question God's lovefor you--you gotta know that he
  • 00:20:33.812 --> 00:20:36.848
  • loves you.
  • 00:20:36.882 --> 00:20:38.717
  • You gotta know--let'sgo to the Word.
  • 00:20:38.750 --> 00:20:40.385
  • Let's see what theWord has to say.
  • 00:20:40.419 --> 00:20:42.220
  • Look at Romans chapter 8.
  • 00:20:42.254 --> 00:20:43.955
  • And here's the question, youknow, does God care about me?
  • 00:20:43.989 --> 00:20:46.124
  • We see he cared about David.
  • 00:20:46.158 --> 00:20:48.827
  • We saw that he cares--hecared about Job.
  • 00:20:48.860 --> 00:20:52.331
  • Well, in a moment of despair, ina moment of a broken heart, in a
  • 00:20:52.364 --> 00:20:56.034
  • moment of pain doeshe care about me?
  • 00:20:56.068 --> 00:20:58.770
  • Well, Romans chapter 8, verse32, and then Hebrews 13:5.
  • 00:20:58.804 --> 00:21:05.677
  • I wanna read Hebrews 13:5 inthe Amplified, but Hebrews 8:32.
  • 00:21:05.711 --> 00:21:10.582
  • Here's what it says, "He thatspareth not his own Son," he
  • 00:21:10.615 --> 00:21:14.086
  • said, "but he deliveredhim up for us all--"
  • 00:21:14.119 --> 00:21:18.023
  • So, he didn't spare Jesus.
  • 00:21:18.056 --> 00:21:19.925
  • He delivered Jesusup for us all.
  • 00:21:19.958 --> 00:21:22.928
  • He said, "How shall he not withhim also freely give us
  • 00:21:22.961 --> 00:21:29.067
  • all things?"
  • 00:21:29.101 --> 00:21:31.670
  • That's powerful.
  • 00:21:31.703 --> 00:21:33.939
  • Well, does God care about you?
  • 00:21:33.972 --> 00:21:35.807
  • He cares about you so much thathe gave the most valuable thing
  • 00:21:35.841 --> 00:21:37.843
  • that heaven had to offer, and hesays, "If I'll give you the most
  • 00:21:37.876 --> 00:21:41.012
  • valuable thing that heaven hasto offer in my Son, why would
  • 00:21:41.046 --> 00:21:44.950
  • you ever question whetheror not I'll care about you?
  • 00:21:44.983 --> 00:21:49.020
  • Why would you ever question ifI'm--if I'll heal you and if
  • 00:21:49.054 --> 00:21:52.290
  • I'll mend your wounds?
  • 00:21:52.324 --> 00:21:54.459
  • I gave you my Son.
  • 00:21:54.493 --> 00:21:56.762
  • I gave you my Son.
  • 00:21:56.795 --> 00:21:59.598
  • I care about you."
  • 00:21:59.631 --> 00:22:02.067
  • Look what he says inHebrews chapter 13:5.
  • 00:22:02.100 --> 00:22:05.837
  • Does God care about me?
  • 00:22:05.871 --> 00:22:08.407
  • That's an important thing foryou to know, because if the
  • 00:22:08.440 --> 00:22:10.575
  • devil can convince you that Goddoesn't care about you, you'll
  • 00:22:10.609 --> 00:22:13.011
  • walk around broken because youdon't believe God cares
  • 00:22:13.044 --> 00:22:14.913
  • about you.
  • 00:22:14.946 --> 00:22:17.015
  • Listen to this in Hebrews 13:5.
  • 00:22:17.048 --> 00:22:18.950
  • He says, "Let your character andmoral disposition be free from
  • 00:22:18.984 --> 00:22:21.686
  • the love of money.
  • 00:22:21.720 --> 00:22:23.655
  • You know what he's saying here?
  • 00:22:23.688 --> 00:22:25.657
  • "Be free from trusting moneymore than you trust me."
  • 00:22:25.690 --> 00:22:28.093
  • You know, you don't wannamake decisions based on money.
  • 00:22:28.126 --> 00:22:31.229
  • You wanna make decisionsbased on the anointing.
  • 00:22:31.263 --> 00:22:34.399
  • He says be free from the love ofmoney and trusting it more than
  • 00:22:34.433 --> 00:22:38.203
  • you trust God.
  • 00:22:38.236 --> 00:22:39.905
  • He said that includes greed andavarice and lust and craving for
  • 00:22:39.938 --> 00:22:42.107
  • earthly possessions.
  • 00:22:42.140 --> 00:22:44.810
  • He said, "Be satisfied with yourpresent [circumstances," that
  • 00:22:44.843 --> 00:22:47.446
  • means being content, "and withwhat you have]; for he [God]
  • 00:22:47.479 --> 00:22:51.850
  • himself has said," now listen towhat he said, "I will not in any
  • 00:22:51.883 --> 00:22:56.588
  • way fail you nor give you upnor leave you without support.
  • 00:22:56.621 --> 00:23:02.327
  • [I will] not, [I will] not, [Iwill] not in any degree leave
  • 00:23:02.360 --> 00:23:08.500
  • you helpless nor forsake nor let[you] down (nor relax my hold
  • 00:23:08.533 --> 00:23:15.807
  • on you)!
  • 00:23:15.841 --> 00:23:17.776
  • [Assuredly not!]"
  • 00:23:17.809 --> 00:23:19.911
  • That sounds likesomeone who cares.
  • 00:23:19.945 --> 00:23:24.015
  • Look at what it says in 2Corinthians chapter 13:4.
  • 00:23:24.049 --> 00:23:29.187
  • Does God care about me?
  • 00:23:29.221 --> 00:23:31.022
  • 2 Corinthians.
  • 00:23:31.056 --> 00:23:33.258
  • Excuse me.
  • 00:23:33.291 --> 00:23:35.360
  • 2 Corinthians chapter 1.
  • 00:23:35.393 --> 00:23:37.462
  • 2 Corinthians chapter1, verses 3 through 4.
  • 00:23:37.496 --> 00:23:39.731
  • Does he care for me?
  • 00:23:39.764 --> 00:23:41.633
  • Yes.
  • 00:23:41.666 --> 00:23:43.502
  • You have to know this.
  • 00:23:43.535 --> 00:23:45.237
  • You have to have faiththat "God cares for me."
  • 00:23:45.270 --> 00:23:47.138
  • In fact, when you have a brokenheart or when afflictions occur
  • 00:23:47.172 --> 00:23:49.074
  • in your life, you have to knowthat God loves you so much, that
  • 00:23:49.107 --> 00:23:52.210
  • you start looking for hislove in the midst of
  • 00:23:52.244 --> 00:23:54.346
  • those situations.
  • 00:23:54.379 --> 00:23:56.181
  • 1 Corinthians.
  • 00:23:56.214 --> 00:23:57.883
  • You start looking for that love.
  • 00:23:57.916 --> 00:23:59.751
  • 2 Corinthians.
  • 00:23:59.784 --> 00:24:01.553
  • Yeah, 2 Corinthians chapter1, verses 3 through 4.
  • 00:24:01.586 --> 00:24:03.355
  • Verse 3 through 4.
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  • He says, "Blessed be God, eventhe Father of our Lord Jesus
  • 00:24:05.290 --> 00:24:07.259
  • Christ, the Father of mercies,and the God of all comfort; who
  • 00:24:07.292 --> 00:24:11.730
  • comforteth us in allof our tribulation."
  • 00:24:11.763 --> 00:24:16.501
  • Bam!
  • 00:24:16.535 --> 00:24:18.703
  • God will comfort you inall of your tribulations.
  • 00:24:18.737 --> 00:24:21.039
  • Why?
  • 00:24:21.072 --> 00:24:23.008
  • "That we may be able to comfortthem which are in any trouble."
  • 00:24:23.041 --> 00:24:26.077
  • God comforts us so we cancomfort somebody else.
  • 00:24:26.111 --> 00:24:28.947
  • He says, "By the comfortwherewith we ourselves are
  • 00:24:28.980 --> 00:24:32.584
  • comforted of God."
  • 00:24:32.617 --> 00:24:35.387
  • So, God says, "I'm gonna comfortyou so that you'll be able to
  • 00:24:35.420 --> 00:24:38.390
  • comfort someone else."
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