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Concerned Persons: Because We Need Each Other

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Today's Scripture
"But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 NLT

Thoughts for Today
Whatever your loved one's problem, the stress and frustration it causes can bring you to a wounded condition.

When we are wounded and hurting, we need to understand and experience the comfort of God and believe that our hope is in Jesus. These steps will open the door to God's healing.

Consider this …
The Bible talks about things we can do, things others can do for us, and things God will do. All these things center on prayer and trusting God.

For our part, we can ask mature Christians to pray for us. We can confess our sins to each other and pray for one another. We can forgive those who have hurt us. We can ask God to forgive our failures. And we can forgive ourselves, refusing to carry blame for our loved one's problem.

Others can pray for our healing and help us get a biblical perspective.

And then God will raise us up and make us well. He will forgive us and answer our prayers. He will fill us with his strength and help us in every circumstance.

Prayer
Father, teach me to wait on you and learn to trust you more. I thank you that you will restore my strength and that I will even soar high with wings like eagles. In Jesus' name …


These thoughts were drawn from …


Concerned Persons: Because We Need Each Other
by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This group is designed for the many people who have a current or past relationship with a person who has a life-controlling problem.

  • It emphasizes the need we all have for each other.
  • It helps people focus on Christ rather than on the problem.
  • It serves as a powerful evangelistic tool by providing a way to minister to people's felt needs and then pointing them to Christ.
  • Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a study for individuals or couples.


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