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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS


THE LIVING OF LIFE WILL SUCK THE LIFE RIGHT OUT OF YOU


Hard times drain you


Hard times exhaust you


Hard times will take the enthusiasm and excitement of childhood


and transform it into a listless and lifeless existence


Hard times will use you up


HARD TIMES COME IN MANY DIFFERENT PACKAGES


Sometimes they wrap themselves in a hospital gown, a marriage gone bad,


a child gone astray, or a job unfolding with little to no prospects


Hard times can manifest themselves as physical limitations, mental constraints, or emotional baggage


“I'll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you,


“When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. “When you come looking for me, you'll find me.


“Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed.� God's Decree.


“I'll turn things around for you. I'll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you�


—God's Decree——“bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it. (Jeremiah 29:11-13 – The Message


God's a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you're never sorry you knocked. (Psalm 9:9-10 – The Message)


“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.


Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.� (Matthew 11:28-30 – The Message)


We can overcome by faith


Others will be encouraged as we stand firm


Never take the pain away


Let’s Pray

School Of Hard Knocks  

LifePointe Church - Sunday Message - 09-02-12

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