A Weary Faith

A Weary Faith
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself,
“The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” 
Lamentations 3:22-24

Sunday, Pastor Tim introduced us to a stage in Abraham and Sarah’s life where they experienced “a weary faith”; a faith that had just worn down over the years of waiting and waiting and waiting and not seeing the promise of a child fulfilled. (Genesis 16) This couple stayed at this low level of faith for 15 more years…25 years from the time God first gave them the promise of a son. We ultimately learned that sometimes the greatest demonstration of faith is a willingness to wait for God to do what we want him to do or to wait for him to make good on what he has promised to do.

Based upon this story, Pastor Tim provided some lessons on “how do we wait in faith?”

One: Wait patiently (Psalm 40:1-2)
Two: Wait prayerfully (Phil. 4:6-7)
Three: Wait gratefully (Phil.4:6-7)

Those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; 
they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

If you were unable to be with us on Sunday, be sure to check out the entire sermon online at www.riveroaks.org, and click “media”. The message will be available beginning Wednesday.

YOU

  1. What was your experience like at River Oaks on Sunday? Is there anything you would like to share with the staff?
  2. Are there challenges going on in your life that you would like to share confidentially with someone? Would it help to have someone come alongside you to offer encourage, care and hope? Maybe a Stephen Minister, one of our trained lay-volunteers would be a good support for you? If you are interested, please contact Scott Tilley atstilley@riveroaks.org.

Current “sign-ups” online at www.riveroaks.org :
Doctrine for Dummies Class—“The Role of the Holy Spirit Today”—7pm this Wednesday.
Standing Strong -Beginning Sunday, October 28 this men’s Bible study, of the Book of James
Snowmen volunteer team member

Praying for a strengthened, steadfast faith this week!

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