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Cypress Creek Church — Pastor David Bamberry

May 31, 2020

A FAITH THAT WORKS WHEN LIFE DOESN’T—Part 3

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A Faith That Makes Tough Choices Easier

 

Life is a series of choices and decisions. Every day, you have to 

analyze, you have to evaluate, you have to draw conclusions. 

We make our choices and then our choices make us. 


How does trusting God make tough choices easier? 

James 1:5-8 NLT tells us how...

 

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.”

 

1. When I Trust God, He Gives Me His Wisdom!

 

James 1:5 NLT  If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 

 

Proverbs 24:14 NLT  In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.

 

How Do I Get The Wisdom I Need?

 

✔Put God First in My Life!

 

Psalm 111:10 NLT  Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. 

 

✔Practice God’s Word in My Life!

 

James 1:25 NLT  But if you look carefully into the perfect law (God’s perfect Word) that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. 

✔Get Some Godly People into My Life!

 

Proverbs 13:20 NLT  Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. 


 

2. When I Trust God, He Frees Me From Second Guessing.

 

James 1:6-8 NLT  But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. 

 

3. When I Trust God, He Acts on My Behalf.  

 

Matthew 9:29 NLT  Jesus said...“Because of your faith, it will happen.” 

 


4. When I Trust God, He Uses Even My Mistakes.

 

Romans 8:28 NLT  And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.