God’s Gonna Work It Out For You!
Psalm 18:1-3 “I will love You, O Lord, my strength. 2The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.”
Everybody goes through hard times once in a while. No one is exempt. However, as Christians we can rest assured that God will always be there in the moment of our crises. His Word has given us many promises concerning His presence, His help in time of trouble, and His assurance that no matter what happens, we will become all we have potential to be. Romans 8:28 and 29 declare that we are being conformed to the image of the Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren.
I. God has promised to respond whenever we call upon His name.
Psalm 91:13-15 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.”
A. God has servants strategically positioned to intervene or intercede when we cry unto Him.
Exodus 3:9-10 “Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
10Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
1. Moses had been in preparation for 40 years even though he did not know it.
2. It wasn’t happenstance that he was born in a time of great persecution.
3. It wasn’t chance that Pharaoh’s daughter found him in the river.
4. It wasn’t an accident that he just happened to be out in the desert when the bush was burning.
5. God’s plan all along was to bring deliverance to His people.
B. Not only has God provided a way to work things out for us, but He has given us the privilege of being His answer to someone else.
II. God has provided the means to overcome anything that might hinder Him “working it out for us”.
A. When we agree with the accuser of the brethren, we limit our ability to believe God or to walk in faith.
1. He constantly points out any fault we are willing to listen to.
2. It’s time to shut out his voice and center our attention on who we are in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 66:17-20 “I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was extolled with my tongue. 18If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. 19But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. 20Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His mercy from me!”
B. As the children of God, His royal priesthood, (I Peter 2:9-10), we have a right to come into His presence and make our petition or request for help.
Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
C. Once in His presence, we clear up any hindrance and begin to declare the Word of the Lord over that which has brought the crises into our lives.
II Chronicles 7:14-15 “14if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.”
III. God prepares for our deliverance long before we even begin to call on His name.
Isaiah 65:24 “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”
A. Before God’s people knew they would need help in the days of Haman, God began to prepare Esther and Mordecai.
B. Before Jonah rebelled and ran from the call of God for his life, God was preparing a fish big enough to handle him.
1. What will it take to get me into the will of God for this moment of my life?
2. I’m being prepared to fulfill my destiny and God is already working out the details to “work it out for me”.
IV. God knows what we have need of, and makes a way for us to have those needs attended to.
A. God even arranged for Paul’s comfort while he was ministering in Philippi.
Acts 16:14 “Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul. 15And when she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” So she persuaded us.”
B. God put Elijah in the widow woman’s life right at the moment of her darkest hour.
(See I Kings 17:8-16)
C. God’s gonna work it out for you!
D. Come to Him and let Him take care of it!
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”