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: Psalm 23:3, 42:11, 51:12, 23:3b, 139:23-24, 1 John 1:9, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Isaiah 53:6, 30:21, Proverbs 14:12, 4:18, 12:28, James 1:5
They can make you. they can break you. They can put scars on your soul, or stars in your heart. A bad one can ruin a life forever; a good one can redeem a life forever. You will frequently rejoice over the good ones, and you will forever regret all the bad ones. What am I talking about? They are decisions, decisions, decisions. We all face decisions in life. Really life is just one decision after another. In Psalm 23:3, King David shares two wonderful truths with us. He shares with us that God will love us enough to correct us when we make the wrong decisions, and He will lead us to make the right decisions. You never have to worry about going His way because His way is the right way.
"If you've ever had your soul cast down; if you've ever been knocked flat on your back spiritually, and you are struggling to get back up, God has promised He will come and restore your soul. He will restore your confidence, your peace, your strength, and your joy. You may be cast down by guilt, by grief. The Good Shepherd has a word for you and He will restore you. We can restore antiques, we can restore clocks, we can restore cars, we can restore paintings, but only God can restore the soul." --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.