It’s okay to ____________________________.
Psalm 6:6 – I am worn out from sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears.
Psalm 40:1-3 – I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. 2He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. 3He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.
Psalm 43:5 – Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!
Job 3:11,26 – “Why wasn’t I born dead? Why didn’t I die as I came from the womb? I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest; only trouble comes.”
Lamentations 3:17-23 – Peace has been stripped away, and I have forgotten what prosperity is. 18I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the LORD is lost!” I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. 21Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. 23Great is his faithfulness.
I Kings 19:1-4 – When Ahab got home, he told Jezebel everything Elijah had done, including the way he had killed all the prophets of Baal. 2So Jezebel sent this message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me and even kill me if by this time tomorrow I have not killed you just as you killed them.” 3Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. 4Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.”
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY:
1. Don’t let your __________________________ dictate your decisions.
2. Don’t live in ____________________________.
3. Get ______________________________.
4. Change your ___________________________.
5. Experience the ______________________________________ of God