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Clarifying A Conundrum #2: When Things Go Wrong

Jun 9, 2019 by: Chuck Steiner

I.  What not to do when things go wrong

     1.  Don't demand to understand (Isa.50:10-11)

          a.  God's thoughts are different.

          b.  God's techniques are different

     2.  Don't fail to be faithful

     3.  Don't bow to bitterness

     4.  Don't hurry providence

     5.  Don't let your dream (vision) dissolve

II.  What to do when things go wrong

     1.  Immediately--thank God

     2.  If you have to ask Him at all...ask Him is this:

          a.  Preventative (2 Cor. 12:7)

          b.  Corrective  (1 Cor. 11:30)

          c.  Instructive (Heb. 12:11)

          d.  Testimony (John 9:3)

     3.  Look for ways to glorify God.  (Phil. 1:20, 1 Pet.2:20)

     4.  Keep claiming God's promise  (Heb. 10:23)

     5.  Ask Him for wisdom (to see from His perspective)  (James 1:5)

     6.  Let Spirit-filled believers minister to you  (Gal. 6:2)