Ricky Sinclair: Pain to Power – God’s Promise

 Pain to Power – God’s Promise 

Job 6:1-30 (MSG) 

Romans 8:28 

1. Is there a purpose in my pain? Can God use the hurt and pain in this world to bring Him glory?
2. We all experience pain in life. Emotional-physical-spiritual.
A. We must all walk out the journey God has for us.
B. We put our kids through school not to test them but to prepare them.
C. Pain warns – Pain saves.
3. Finding purpose, hope and joy in the middle of my suffering.
A. God’s comfort in my pain is teaching me how to comfort others.
(2 Corinthians 1:2-9)
B. My pain in my suffering is teaching me God’s glory in His faithfulness.
(1 Peter 4:12-14,19)
C. God allows pain to keep me from exulting myself.  (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)
D. God is teaching me obedience by the things that I suffer. (Hebrews 5:8)
4. Decision time: Will I turn to God or bitterness in my pain?
A. If I turn to God, it will release God’s will and purpose in my life. Life and life more abundantly. (John 10:10)
B. If I turn to bitterness it will eat me up on the inside and the enemy of my soul will destroy my life. (Hebrews 12:15)
C. Pain and suffering is only bearable when we are certain that God is for us and God is with us. (Romans 8:31)
D. Why? Because often times the best people have the hardest lives: Jesus, Job, Joseph, Abel.
E. Your pain is the result of God’s favor, blessing and promise in your life: You are chosen by God. Shout somebody!
F. Maybe you’re going through what you’re going through not because of what you have done wrong but what you have done right.
A team is a group of individuals working together. A team is a group of individuals working together to achieve a common goal. A group does not necessarily constitute a team. Teams normally have members with complementary skills and generate synergy through a coordinated effort which allows each member to maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Team members need to learn how to help one another, help
other team members realize their true potential and create an environment that allows everyone to go beyond his or her limitations.