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: Isaiah 6:1-9, 1 Samuel 2:2, Psalm 99:5, 1 Corinthians 15:9, Ephesians 3:8, 1 Timothy 1:15, Matthew 12:34
There are certain years that are important to all of us. In Isaiah's life, the year that King Uzziah died was also the year he came face to face with the King of Kings and Lord of this universe. Looking through Isaiah's eyes, we can understand how to see Him correctly and know Him intimately. In this message, Dr. Merritt contemplates the holiness of God, what it means for sinful men, and the hope that we have as we commit ourselves to follow God fully.
"When Isaiah looked up, he saw clearly what we need to see in these troubled days in which we live and that is--God is on the throne, He is in complete control. He is the Sovereign One. We may face terrorist attacks, cultural dissipation, increasing persecution and spiritual hostility, but God is on the throne. When disaster strikes, God is on the throne. When doctors say 'It is cancer', God is in control. When the boss says, 'You're fired!' God is on the throne, and God is in control." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: God, holiness, Isaiah, King Uzziah, faith, control, troubled, Assyrians, seraphim, holy, attributes, Here am I, Send me
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.