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Hope/ is yours misguided or do you have it in the right place?

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Dr G Lee Barrett

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Tonight discussion is a continuation of last week’s discussion on Calling on the name of the Lord/ why we don’t. Last week we discussed tough topics such as the lost of a loved one and why it may seem or appear God doesn’t answer prayers as we think He should. Tonight, we will discuss in length if your help is in the Lord and/or your hope is in the Lord, you can expect to receive happiness. We will use Psalm 146 as our source where it specifically says beginning at verse 2, “While I live I will praise the Lord’ I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. 4His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish. 5Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever, 7Who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. 9The Lord watches over the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow”. Now, I may be one of the few who agree with the direction our president is trying to move our country. He may also have gotten many to believe, “Yes we can”. However, my faith and hope is in no man. "In God we can", as the scripture teaches; man can perish and so will his well intentions. I know through all I have been through in life, from the brink of death. I know it was God not man who held back death’s angels. I have also come to know God is a provider. Just in the last year alone; I have really gotten to know what the favor of God is. Not man or your best friend can provide like God can, "with Christ all things are possible". We will compare and contrast as the scripture does, who God is. How we can’t even begin to fathom all God can do. This will be our discussion in length tonight. Prayerfully, someone listening whose hope is misguided receives not only a desire to put their hope and trust in God, but also happiness.

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