Messy Christianity – Joy in its Maturity(7)

Psalm 30:5b                                                                                             July 2, 2017

Pastor Todd Harker

Scripture Emphasis:

Ps 30:5 “weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

One of the hardest things for people to endure is physical or mental distress.  It is hard for loved ones to watch and amazingly hard for people to endure.  However, it is not impossible.  God gives us two JIIIM’s to think about when we find ourselves in one of these situations.

Observations from Psalm 30 and 77

  1. There will be seasons in our lives of great _____________ and ____________ distress
  1. The seasons of physical distress may or may not be able to be ____________ – Ps. 30:6
  1. The seasons of mental distress are easily _________________ – Ps. 77
  1. In these seasons it is easy to feel _______________ – Ps. 30:10; 77:7-9
  1. These seasons can produce ______________________ – Ps. 30:5; 77:2
  1. These seasons remind us of our _________________
  1. JIIMM – these seasons last for a _______________ – Ps. 30:5; 11-12
  • These seasons can produce overwhelming joy by _________________ the greatness of God – Ps. 77:12-20

Embrace the Mess