WHEN YOUR PLANS ARE SHATTERED
Sunday, December 10th, 2017
Message By: Pastor Kent Miyoshi
Series: Hope Renewed
"When Your Plans are Shattered”
YOU’LL BE TEMPTED TO LOSE HOPE
“My best days have passed, my plans are shattered, and my heart’s desires are broken…Where then is my hope? Can anyone SEE any hope for me?” (Job 17:11 & 15)
BOTH HOPE AND HOPELESSNESS ARE CAUSED BY WHAT I FOCUS ON
“I have set the LORD continually before me…” (Psalm 16:8 NASB)
1. SET THE LORD IN FRONT OF YOU, AND FOCUS ON HIM
“Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” (James 4:7-8 NASB)
2. PUT YOUR SHATTERED PLANS IN GOD’S HANDS, AND TRUST HIM
“The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.” (Psalm 16:5&6 NASB)
3. A SHINING STAR WILL APPEAR
“…For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” (Matthew 2:2 NASB)
LISTEN TO MESSENGERS OF HOPE
“There are three things that will endure – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:13 NLT)
Life Group Discussion:
Describe a time when your plan didn’t work out, or was shattered. How did you feel, and what did you do?
Why do you think trusting God is so important when plans are shattered?
Instead of giving up, what biblical steps can you take to renew your hope?
How can you become a messenger of hope for people facing a crisis of hope?