Turning Disappointment Into Victory!
Pastor Jerry Ghirardo
July 26th, 2020
Verses
Psalm 13:1-6
Verse of the Week
31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
~ Isaiah 40:31

1) We all face serious disappointments of all kinds in this life!

  • Psalm 13:1-2 – “How long, Lord?  Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me?  How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart?  How long will my enemy triumph over me?” 
  • Psalm 13: 3-4 – “Look on me and answer, Lord my God.  Give light to my eyes or I will sleep in death, and my enemy will say, ‘I have overcome him,’ and my foes will rejoice when I fall.”
  • Psalm 13:5-6 – “But I trust in your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in your salvation.  I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.”
  • Luke 22:61 – “And the Lord turned and looked at Peter.  And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will deny my three times.’”
  • John 21:15-17 – Jesus restores Peter three times and commissions him to “feed my sheep.”
  • Psalm 119:116 – “Sustain me, my God, according to your promise do not let my hopes be dashed.”
  • Psalm 34:4-6 – “I sought the Lord, and he answered me, he delivered me from all my fears; Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.  This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.”

2) Our emotions are supposed to inform us not to rule us!

  • Psalm 42:11 – “Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
  • Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds.”
  • Proverbs 16:32 – “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”
  • Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
  • Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.”

3) Thanks to Christ our disappointments don’t need to derail us!

  • 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 – “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed.”
  • I Peter 1:6-7 – “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire - may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
  • Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.”

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