- Remembering God’s restoration (Psalm 126:1-3, Ephesians 3:20-21)
- Israel out of Babylon
- Our own salvation
- Turning point in life
- Prayer for current restoration (Psalm 126:4-6
- Genesis 24 Isaac in the Negev
- When we hear restore our fortunes like streams in the Negeb, we can ask God to restore the driest, most transitional, challenging places in our life.
- Tears are the investment in joy
- Two responses to trials and suffering (Mark 8:31–35)
- The root of sinful response is unbelief. Sin comes out in a number of ways, blaming
others, blaming God, not owning your part, etc.
- I don’t know why you’ve led me here, but I trust you, and I want to learn faithfulness is the desert.
"The more connected you are to the lives of others, the more you can be the presence of
Jesus with people in their suffering, and celebrate the victory with them in resurrection."
"Meanwhile, where is God? This is one of the most disquieting symptoms … But go to Him
when your need is desperate, when all other help is in vain, and what do you find? A door
slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the inside."- CS Lewis
Though You Slay Me
Great Are You Lord
Come Thou Font of Every Blessing