Wounds and Faith sermon video. Wounds are painful times, but produce praise to God’s goodness and faith of God’s faithfulness as did Abraham. You didn’t learn true authentic praise, or learn God’s goodness and faithfulness in good times. You learned those facts after experiencing a bad time. Troubles cause tears, but bring triumph. Troubles, burdens, and wounds, when handled correctly, always lead us to a higher place in life and to higher faith in God. That’s why we are ‘appointed” for afflictions’. 

By Pastor Delbert Young

Wounds and Faith sermon video

Sermon notes

Wounds and Faith sermon video

Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 3:2-3; Galatians 6:5; Matthew 9:28-30; Hebrews 11:8, 9, 11, 17; Genesis 21:10-11; Genesis 22:12

Obviously, some were shaken deeply in their faith because of “afflictions” and difficult times. It’s not comforting to know we are “appointed” for afflictions, troubles, and trials, which can bring wounds, or is it comforting? The reason I make that a question is if I can somehow get my head wrapped around the fact that God is involved with my “appointed afflictions,” then I know I will come out better than when I went into it if I handle it correctly. Afflictions – wounds, etc – ALWAYS TEST OUR FAITH.

When afflictions come, we all question, “Where is God?” “Why did he allow this to happen to me?” “I did everything right.” We find ourselves feeling alone, and, you know what? We are. We have our friends and loved ones who attempt to love us, but their compassion can do only so much. It’s good to know they are there holding us up, but be certain, there are troubles and wounds and scars in life that only you can bear.

Galatians 6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.

Why are we “appointed” for afflictions? Burdens are so heavy. We say, “I can’t carry this any longer. I don’t know how much longer I can do this. It’s too much. I’m crumbling under this.” We are exactly right. Burdens will break us so we can be rebuilt in Christ. You are who you are today not because of the good times, but because of the difficult heavy burden times… (continue sermon notes)

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