FBC E-Blast - July 6, 2020
FBC E-Blast

July 6, 2020

Strength of Waiting - Isaiah 40

God has a purpose and plan for your life, and His timing is perfect. Sometimes He answers our prayers with "yes" or "no." But at other times, He says "not now" - when that is the case, we can avail ourselves of the rich rewards that come when we wait.

One very practical blessing is that God strengthens us as we lean on Him during delays. Isaiah 40:31 tells us that "those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength." We are given the metaphor of an eagle with wind beneath his wings. It is interesting to note that the words "wind" and "spirit" come from the same Greek word--pneuma. The spirit of God lifts us up, and His energy and strength sustain us as we abide in Him.

When we are facing a difficult decision, the real key is learning to wait. There is no verse of Scripture that tells us to take control and fight our own battles. God is the one who fights them on our behalf (II Chronicles 20:15). We are to be patient and trust in Him.

When David faced his greatest battles, he waited upon the Lord. God delivered him from destruction and set his feet on solid ground. (Psalm 40:1-3) He will do the same for you. When you abide in Him, He gives supernatural energy to accomplish the things He requires of you - His Spirit does for you what you cannot do for yourself.

In reading through the Scriptures, we see that every time one of God's saints gains a victory, he or she is waiting and trusting in the Lord. You can likewise experience triumph in your life. When you have the omnipotent Creator of the universe acting on your behalf, you can't lose.

Current Sermon Series
      How do we remain hopeful in a world that seems hopelessly broken? How do we continue to trust a God that seems conspicuously absent? How do we find peace in a world that is spinning out of control? If you've ever asked questions like these, you're not alone, and you're not the first. Uncertainty is nothing new, and the uncertainty we face today is no different from the uncertainty faced by the men and women of the Bible. Like them, we are left to question God's faithfulness, His presence, His concern. In this series, we're reminded that He's Still Got the Whole World in His Hands.

Last Week:
      We are all looking for peace when things are crazy or downright hard. God tells us to pray for peace, but not just a one and done kind of prayer, but to keep praying until we gain that peace that passes all understanding.
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will have guest speaker, Mark Salomon with us, sharing God's Word.

Upcoming Events

July 12 - Guest Speaker Mark Salomon will be preaching. There will be no online streaming service, this week.

July 19 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM.

July 19 - Sunday School Resumes at 9:45 AM.

August 2 - NO Carry-In Fellowship Dinner

August 23 - Church Outside at 11 AM at the Caldwell's home. NO services at the church.

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    Midway, PA   15060
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