When Life Falls Apart

Life can fall apart around you… and it not be your fault… it not be God punishing you.  That is what this message is about.  How to keep on keeping on when the dominoes start falling one upon another and there is no end in sight.

There are a couple of misconceptions that need to be addressed.  Some think when life falls apart it is some form of God’s punishment.  Others think it is an attack of Satan.  On the flip side…

If you do everything right, things will go well.  That it is God’s will to provide material and financial blessings for His children (Health, Wealth, and Prosperity gospel).  What I’m saying is that God is does not will for us to have our best life now.  He is much more concerned about His glory and our sanctification than short term ease, blessings, or a temporal life of financial security (Wealth).

Just because life falls apart, it does NOT mean God is punishing you.  Here the Biblical examples are Joseph and Job.  In both cases their life fell completely apart…

Satan can only do what accomplishes the opposite of what he intends. God wills every believer to be conformed to the image of Christ (Ro 8:29).  God so wills this that Paul describes our Christ likeness as being predestined (Ro 8:29 is not about being saved, but sanctification).  As John Piper writes, “Satan is God’s lackey in our sanctification.”

In Joseph’s case, he was thrown into a pit by his brothers… almost murdered… sold into slavery… falsely accused of rape… thrown into prison… & forgotten for two years by a man who promised to help him before being elevated to Vice-Pharaoh.  All of this happened over the course of thirteen years![i]

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One comment on “When Life Falls Apart

  1. Peggy Holder says:

    Another great sermon. I am so enjoying your web site. I hope to be able to read and learn from all your posts. Thank you.

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