Nobody sails through life. We all experience problems. We all have hurts. We all have some hidden wounds. You have some emotional scars that nobody else sees, but they are there and they hurt. But there’s hope because God heals the hidden wounds in our lives.
GRACE: THE GRACE THAT HEALS
Message by Todd Lester – July 23, 2017
THE GRACE THAT HEALS
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.
HOW GOD SEES ME BECAUSE OF HIS GRACE
1. I AM ACCEPTABLE
Romans 15:7 Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
Psalm 27:10 Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.
2. I AM VALUABLE
1 John 4:4 But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
1 Corinthians 7:23 God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world.
Isaiah 43:4 Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honoured, and I love you.
3. I AM LOVABLE
Isaiah 54:10 “For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain.”
4. I AM FORGIVABLE
Isaiah 43:25 I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.
Ephesians 1:4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
5. I AM CAPABLE
Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
1 Peter 2:10 Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.
Romans 15:13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.