In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:9-11, 23:11, Isaiah 40:28, Deuteronomy 5:14
The United States has now become the world leader in non-stop work. We work now, on average, about 50 weeks a year. The average American works nearly 2,000 hours a year and about 40% of Americans put in a 50 hour work week. The more recent economic recession has given those without work reason to worry and those who still have work reason to work harder for fear of losing income. Add to this, massive lay-offs, pay cuts, endless work days, disappearing vacations and Americans are coping with an unprecedented level of job stress. In this message, Dr. Merritt searches the Scriptures to find God's prescription for the workaholic. Learn how to achieve a godly balance with work, and at the same time live the purposeful life that God intended.
"The God Who worked to create this world and the God Who created the very concept of work and the God Who created the very first worker didn't even let life get started without instructing us on how to maintain balance in our lives." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.