This past Sunday, I preached on Matthew 8:14-27. You listen to the message here.
These are some of the statements that I made during application portion of the sermon:
The presence of your afflictions are not according to chance.
The timing of your afflictions are all part of God’s pre-ordained plan to sum up all things in Christ.
The weight of your afflictions are carefully measured, to bring you forth as gold.
The number of your afflictions are strategically appointed, to buffet you enough to change you.
The length of your afflictions will be no shorter or longer than what pleases God, in order to enlarge your patience.
The outcome of your afflictions are designed to address a God-glorifying end.
The arms which brought the afflictions will hold you through them.
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