Sermon Notes : Pastor Steven Furtick – Trusting Through the Tearing (Torn but Trusting)

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Hi friends! I’m back with this week’s sermon notes for Pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon titled Trusting Through the Tearing. This message is from Elevation Church on September 18, 2022.

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Sermon Notes : Trusting Through the Tearing

  • Genesis 32:21-32; 33:1-4
  • God uses situations to deal with issues in you. 
  • A lot of times when we actually do things, they aren’t as bad as we thought they would be.
  • God’s got you in between.
  • The in between things can leave you feeling irritable and unstable.
  • Romans 8:31
  • We know we’re called, but we’re often confused.
  • It will not be sufficient to hear today’s message, but then not live it out until we meet again.
  • You have to be careful how you spend the first 30 minutes after you hear a sermon.
  • The enemy is a distraction immediately.
  • God can’t remind us of anything because we fill every single moment with apps, and games and appointments.
  • Some of the best stuff happens in between.
  • We focus on getting through things.
  • We take ourselves into the new year.
  • Our whole lives are getting to, and getting through.
  • We miss so many things in between.
  • We don’t really know how to be in between.
  • God is trying to meet you in between, and he’s got you in between for a reason.
  • He puts the blessing in the in between moments of life. 
  • If we are so focused on the future or the past, we will not receive what we need in the in between for the future strength we need.
  • Sometimes the in between place is the blessed place.
  • Let go.
  • But it’s not that simple…
  • Torn = stressed.
  • God blessed him there.
  • Sometimes God can touch a place so that we walk different from then on.
  • Jacob’s “tendoncy” was to run.
  • We can’t outrun God’s plan or purpose.
  • Am I going to walk according to my new nature or my old name?
  • Jacob lived with the limp for the rest of his life.
  • Hebrews 11:21
  • God won’t let you go until he blesses you.
  • It’s not over, you’re just in between.
  • He never quit limping, but he never stopped walking.
  • You’re gonna get there limping.
  • Everybody’s torn and limping in some area of life.
  • We have to trust through the tearing.
  • You’ve got to learn how to lean in the places that you’re weak.
  • You’ll always have the mark from where he touched you so that you know that you got there because of him.

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