God’s Vantage Point Trusting God with your Future

Faith or Fear – It’s all about Perspective!
  • Mordecai’s fear – death/eradication
    • Read Esther 3:1-6,13-15
    • Life situations can lead us to be perplexed!
  • Esther’s fear – death/eradication
    • Read Esther 4
    • She knew that she could be killed by going in front of the king unannounced
    • Mordecai showed her that it was by God’s providence that she was in the position that she was in and that it was for the reason of saving her people that God put her there!
      • God’s providence – nothing happens on accident or by mistake!
      • What is your perspective on your past and current life struggles?
      • How is your current life affecting the view of your future life?

Faith or Fear – Understanding God’s Presence

  • “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”Hebrews 13:5

Faith or Fear – God’s Presence – Psalm 23

  • The Lord is our Shepherd
    • Are you letting Him lead you?
    • He will guide and direct you?
    • good direction leads to less distractions
  • The Shepherd will give you peace and safety
  • The Shepherd restores and mends broken people
  • The Shepherd is present in your darkest days
    • He is with you – always
    • Valleys are meant to be walked through not camped out in. Are you camping out in your valley instead of walking with God outside of it?
  • The Shepherd’s rod and staff will comfort you
    • God is a multi-directional leader. He is in front of you, besides you, and encouraging behind you!
  • The Shepherd can give you peace in fearful situations!
    • Your days are numbered, God knows the time, it is not for you to think about all the “What if’s” of he future – just trust Him!
  • The Shepherd prepares a place for us
    • Read John 14:1-3

Faith or Fear – The Future for the Believer

  • Read Isaiah 35
  • If we know the future already (an eternity with the Lord) why do we worry about now?