Real Life Week 10 “Hey God, Are We There Yet?”
“Hey God, Are We There Yet?”
Though the Bible was written ________________ of years ago, it is applicable today in _______________ of ways.
Your ______________ determines your _______________.
Real life involves _____________ and/or ______________ journeys.
Having an “are we there yet” moment can arise because the situation is out of our ________________.
Frustration during an “are we there yet” moment can change based on our understanding of the ________________ of the one who is in _________________.
James is writing to people who need to be ______________ and who need to _________________.
Patience in Suffering
7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
There are two broad __________________ of patience and perseverance.
Patience and perseverance are required for ______________.
Patience and perseverance are required for _______________. (vs 9)
Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
We see two examples of godly patience/perseverance:
_______________ and _________________ (vs 10-11)
Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
God’s prophets often found themselves declaring a message that ______________ wanted to hear and they often paid a ____________ for that.
These prophets had patience because of their belief in the _____________ of __________ God had ___________.
7 You deceived[a] me, Lord, and I was deceived[b]; you overpowered me and prevailed.
I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.8 Whenever I speak, I cry out
proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the Lord has brought me
insult and reproach all day long. 9 But if I say, “I will not mention his word
or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
Despite all of Job’s troubles, he had complete _____________ in God. Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely[a] defend my ways to his face.
Job persevered because he ______________ in _________ God _____.
Job trusted the ________________ of God despite the ___________________ he was in.
Job couldn’t ___________ the end of the journey but he did _________ God was with him. Job 42:5
My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
If we trust in the _______________ of God, He will ______________us through the journey.
Will you believe the ____________ of ___________ God has _________ and will you ___________ in _________ God _______?