Overcoming Disappointment and Finding PEACE
In this Palm Sunday message, Pastor Bob walked us through the roller coaster of emotions the early Christians endured when their expectations of what Jesus would bring turned out to be way off base.
Have you ever felt that God let you down?
Sometimes we forget that our will is not His.
Overcoming disappointment and finding peace requires:
Looking to God for his plan.
Letting go of what I wanted.
Listening for God to Speak.
Limping forward in God's grace until I can walk by faith.
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, “This month is to be for you the first month,the first month of your year. Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.” Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
Luke 22:54, 59-62
Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance.
About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.” Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.