SETTLED CONFIDENCE

Message by Bill Johnston - October 22, 2017

IN UNSETTLING TIMES THERE IS A SETTLED CONFIDENCE IN GOD

Psalm 46:10  Be still, and know that I am God...

Psalm 46:1-11

1. GOD IS OUR

Psalm 46:1-3  God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

We need a settled confidence in God when we are facing times of .

THE OUTCOME:

We need a settled confidence in God when it seems like everything is .

2. GOD IS OUR

Psalm 46:4-7  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

We discover a settled confidence in God when we realize God is greater than the things that .

Settled confidence has everything to do with the within us.

THE OUTCOME:

3. GOD IS OUR

Psalm 46:8-11  Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

We discover a settled confidence in God when we stop about our circumstances and start God.

"Peace doesn't come from finding a lake with no storms. It comes from ." John Ortberg

THE OUTCOME:

About Bill Johnston: Bill Johnston is currently serving as Interim Pastor at Westheights Church. Bill served as Senior Pastor at Cross Roads BIC Church for 21 years before deciding to minister as an Intentional Transition Pastor. He has been married to Wanda for 30 years and they have three adult children. Bill and Wanda live in Cambridge. To reach Bill, email him at billjohnston@westheights.org

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