“Forgotten & Forsaken”
Do you ever face something in your life and wonder, where is God? Did He sleep in today? Has He nodded off? What if your faith doesn’t have to be shaken? What if you could find the faith to trust in the midst of suffering? What if God is closer than you think? You might be looking at your life from the wrong perspective. Do not discount the persistent presence and power of God’s love. Your feelings may come and go, but not the love of God. Your commitment may ebb and flow, but not the love of God. If you grasp, even in part, the unrelenting love of God, you will not be conquered by the worst that life can throw at you.
The Lord was with Joseph, and the Lord is with you.
Sit in the passenger seat of a car and check out the window as a reminder “objects in mirror are closer than they appear”. Read Psalm 44, then read Romans 8 and let it sink in. Remember to check your blind spot, but remember God is with you too, closer than you think.
“Walking Through Pain and Suffering” by Tim Keller
“God is Closer Than You Think” by John Ortberg
Joshua 1:9 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Primary text: Genesis 39:1, 20-23 & 40:1-23
Other texts in this message: Psalm 42:9, Psalm 44 1-26, Romans 8:35-39
WORSHIP SONG LIST
He Was There David Crowder
I Am Ed Cash and David Crowder
Cornerstone Edward Mote, William Bradbury, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, and Reuben Morgan
You Never Let Go Beth and Matt Redman
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Genesis 39:1, Genesis 39:20-23, Genesis 40:1-23, Psalm 42:9, Psalm 44 1-26, Romans 8:35-39, Troy Champ, Closer Than You Think, God is Closer Than You Think, Timothy Keller, John Ortberg