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Fearless With Max Lucado Part 3

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  • (suspenseful music)
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  • - You might've noticed theworld is a crazy place,
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  • Especially now it seems,
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  • I mean, the stockmarket is rocky,
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  • politics have gotten personal,
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  • viruses have gone viral.
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  • What are we supposed to doin these troubled times?
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  • it seems the onlyappropriate response
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  • is to be afraid, very afraid.
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  • But what if youdon't have to be?
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  • (suspenseful music)
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  • You see fear andanxiety and worry.
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  • These are burdens we werenever meant to carry.
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  • God our good shepherdis inviting you
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  • away from theterror of this world
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  • and into pastures thatare green and calm
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  • with beautiful waters.
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  • Yes, even in the Valley ofthe shadow of bankruptcy,
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  • COVID-19, quarantinestress, 24 hour news cycles.
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  • You can experience a peace.
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  • I don't know aboutyou, but I'm ready.
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  • I'm ready to startliving a fearless life.
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  • (suspenseful music)
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  • Worry, divides the mind.
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  • In fact that the biblicalword for worry Merimnao
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  • is a compound oftwo Greek words.
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  • merizo which means to divideand nous, which means the mind.
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  • So part of ourmind is on the now
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  • and the rest is on the not yet.
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  • The result is well,half minded living.
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  • That's not the only result
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  • from a medical standpointworry might not be a disease,
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  • but boy, it sure does causethem high blood pressure,
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  • heart trouble, blindness,migraine headaches,
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  • thyroid malfunctions, and ahost of stomach disorders.
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  • And that's just the start.
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  • You know worry it'snever brightened the day.
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  • It's never solved a problem.
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  • Never cured a disease orput food on the table.
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  • Our frets are feudal.
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  • Jesus himself said,
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  • "So I tell you,
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  • don't worry about the foodor drink you need to live
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  • or about the clothesyou need for your body.
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  • Life is more than food.
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  • The body is more than clothes.
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  • Just look at thebirds of the air.
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  • They don't plan or harvestor store food in barns,
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  • but your heavenlyfather feeds them.
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  • And you know that you're worthmuch more than the birds.
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  • You can not add any time toyour life by worrying about it."
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  • So how do we deal with worry?
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  • Well, in verse two of Psalm 23,
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  • "He leads me beside the stillwaters," David declares.
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  • And in case we miss the point,
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  • he repeats the phrasein the next verse.
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  • "He leads me in pathsof righteousness."
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  • He leads us.
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  • Our good shepherd tellsus what we need to know.
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  • And when we need to know it.
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  • The book of Hebrew says,
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  • "We will find grace tohelp us when we need it."
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  • Listen to a differenttranslation.
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  • Let us therefore boldly approach
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  • the throne of our gracious God,where we may receive mercy.
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  • And in his gracefind timely help.
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  • You see God's help is timely.
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  • He helps us in the same waya father gives plane tickets
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  • to his family.
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  • When I used to travel withmy kids back in the days
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  • we carried plane tickets.
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  • I carried all ourtickets in a satchel.
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  • And when the momentcame to board the plane,
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  • I would stand between theattendant and the child.
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  • And as each of mydaughters passed,
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  • I placed a ticket in her hand.
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  • She in turn, gave theticket to the attendant.
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  • Each one received theticket in the nick of time.
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  • Now consider this whatI did for my daughters.
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  • God does for you.
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  • ♪ I stand before You now
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  • ♪ The greatness of your renown
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  • ♪ I have heard of themajesty and wonder of you ♪
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  • ♪ King of Heavenin humility I bow ♪
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  • ♪ As Your love inwave after wave ♪
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  • ♪ Crashes over me
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  • ♪ For You are for us
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  • ♪ You are not against us
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  • ♪ Champion of Heaven
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  • ♪ You made a way forall to enter in ♪
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  • ♪ I have heard Youcalling my name ♪
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  • ♪ I have heard the songof love that You sing ♪
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  • ♪ So I will let You drawme out beyond the shore ♪
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  • ♪ Into Your grace
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  • ♪ Your grace
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  • ♪ As Your love, inwave after wave ♪
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  • ♪ Crashes over me
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  • ♪ For You are for us
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  • ♪ You are not against us
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  • ♪ Champion of Heaven
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  • ♪ You made a way forall to enter in ♪
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  • ♪ And you make brave
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  • ♪ You make me brave
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  • ♪ You call me out beyondthe shore into the waves ♪
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  • ♪ You make me brave
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  • ♪ No fear can hinder nowthe love you made a way ♪
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  • ♪ For you make me brave
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  • ♪ You make me brave
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  • ♪ You call me out beyondthe shore into the waves ♪
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  • ♪ So you make me brave
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  • ♪ You make me brave
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  • ♪ No fear can hinder nowthe promises you made ♪
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  • ♪ Because you lovein wave after wave ♪
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  • ♪ Crashes over me
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  • ♪ For You are for us
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  • ♪ You are not against us
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  • ♪ Champion of Heaven
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  • ♪ You made a way
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  • ♪ Champion of Heaven
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  • ♪ You made a way forall to enter in ♪
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • If only we could order life,
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  • the way we order gourmet coffee.
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  • Yes, I'll have a tall,extra hot cup of adventure.
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  • Cut all the dangers withtwo shots of good health
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  • or I'll have adecaf skinny latte
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  • with a sprinkle of fertility,
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  • go heavy on the agility andcut out all the disability.
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  • Or I'll go with agrande happy latte
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  • with a dollop of love, sprinkledwith Caribbean retirement.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • But the truth is lifeusually hands us a concoction
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  • entirely different fromthe one we requested.
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  • Well, life comescaffeinated with surprises.
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  • You move down theladder out of the house,
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  • over for the new guy,up through the system,
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  • some changeswelcome others, not.
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  • And in those rare occasions,
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  • when you think theworld has settled down,
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  • just watch out onour list of fears.
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  • The fear of what's nextdemands, a prominent position.
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  • We might request adecaffeinated life,
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  • but we just don't get it.
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  • The heroes in the Bible,they didn't either.
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  • But look closer at whatGod did and does provide.
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  • He provides his presence.
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  • You see when God calls usinto the deep Valley of death,
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  • he promises to be with us.
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  • Dare we think thathe would abandon us
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  • in the moment of death.
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  • Would a father force hischild to swim the deep alone?
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  • Would a shepherdrequire his sheep
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  • to journey the high lands alone?
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  • Of course not, friendhere's the point.
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  • God is with you.God is with you.
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  • And what God said to Mosesin Exodus 33 in verse 14,
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  • he says to you,
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  • "My presence will go with youand I will give you rest."
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  • Or God said to Jacobin Genesis 28:15,
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  • he says to you,
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  • "I am with you and I will watchover you wherever you go."
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  • What God said to Joshua,
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  • in Joshua 1:5.
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  • He says to you, "As I was withMoses, I will be with you.
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  • I will never leaveyou or forsake you."
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  • What God said tothe nation of Israel
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  • as recorded in Isaiah 43:2.
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  • He says to you,
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  • "When you pass through thewaters, I'll be with you."
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  • My friend, my friend, thegood shepherd is with you.
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  • And because he is with you,you can say what David said.
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  • "I'll fear no evil,for you're with me,
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  • your rod and yourstaff, they comfort me."
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  • (soft music)
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  • - You know, almost 40 years ago.
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  • I started Saddleback Churchwith no money, no members,
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  • no building, no support.
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  • I'd never been a senior pastor,
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  • but I did haveconfidence in God.
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  • And I remember telling it to Kay
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  • and said, "What do you think?"
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  • She said, "Well,I believe in God.
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  • And I believe in you.So let's go for it."
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  • She said, "It scares me todeath, but I believe in God.
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  • And I believe in you.So let's go for it."
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  • Job 11:13-18 says this,
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  • "Surrender."
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  • It says, "Surrenderyour heart to God,
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  • turn to him in prayerand give up your sins.
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  • Then you won't be ashamedand you'll be confident
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  • and fearless."
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  • Here's how you getconfidence and fearlessness,
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  • surrender yourself to God.
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  • And your troubles will go away
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  • like water beneath the bridge.
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  • And your darkest nightwill be brighter than noon.
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  • And then you'll restsafe and secure,
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  • filled with hope andemptied of worry.
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  • That sounded pretty good to you.
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  • Sounds good to me,
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  • filled with hope andemptied of worry.
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  • How do you do that?
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  • Starts with surrender.
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  • If you're fighting anxiety,
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  • you're fighting worryand security fear
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  • because of the setbackyou've had in your life.
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  • Before you get upin the morning,
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  • you need to say, "Father, Isurrender this day to you.
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  • I surrender my past, mypresent and my future."
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  • That's the starting point.
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  • Second thing you do tomove past your setback.
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  • Listen is to stop listeningto the voices of fear.
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  • Sometimes those fearfulvoices are inside you.
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  • Sometimes you need tostop listening to you
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  • and you need to replacethe fear with faith.
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  • As I said earlier,
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  • Romans 14:23 saysthis, "Whatsoever isnot a faith is sin."
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  • You see fear is theopposite of faith.
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  • And anytime you walk in fear,you're not walking in faith.
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  • Now, I don't knowif you know this,
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  • but fear is a communicabledisease. It's highly contagious.
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  • If you hang aroundfearful people,
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  • guess what? You'regonna become fearful.
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  • So let me give you a coupleof practical suggestions
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  • to lower the fear in your life.
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  • Number one, turn off talk radioand negative TV news shows.
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  • Studies shows thatthe more you listen
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  • to those kinda shows,
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  • the more angry, morefearful you become.
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  • - Turn it off,you don't need it.
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  • Number two, start hangingout with people of faith
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  • instead of peopleof fear instead.
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  • One of the reasons youneed a church family,
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  • you need to getinto a small group.
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  • Now let me give you athird practical antidote
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  • to the worry and fears thatcome with setbacks, okay?
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  • This is definitely from God.
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  • Number three, fill my mindwith music that praises God.
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  • Did you know the Bibleteaches over and over again
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  • that praise is theantidote to panic,
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  • that worship isthe cure for worry?
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  • You know, we dothis instinctively.
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  • Whenever there's acrisis, like a hurricane,
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  • people instinctivelycry out to God.
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  • People cry, "Oh God, why?"
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  • Because you lose yourfear when God is near.
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  • You know, I had a neighboronce tell me, he said,
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  • "You know Rick,
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  • when I was going throughthe darkest days of fear
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  • I brought a 10 CDset of praise music
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  • and I just listened to itover, and over, and over."
  • 00:14:05.567 --> 00:14:08.337
  • He said, "It gave me bothcomfort and courage."
  • 00:14:08.337 --> 00:14:10.773
  • You know, when Matthew,our youngest son,
  • 00:14:10.773 --> 00:14:12.641
  • died a few years ago, Kay and I,
  • 00:14:12.641 --> 00:14:15.177
  • we didn't turn on the TVfor well over a month,
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  • instead we filled ourhome with praise music.
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  • You know what Mary did when shefelt fearful and inadequate?
  • 00:14:23.018 --> 00:14:25.421
  • She wrote a song ofpraise and she sang it.
  • 00:14:25.421 --> 00:14:28.123
  • In fact, Mary's songis in Luke chapter one.
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  • You might read it,it's verse 46 to 56.
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  • It's a long song, butpart of it says this,
  • 00:14:33.696 --> 00:14:35.631
  • "Then Mary sang, 'With allmy heart I praise the Lord.'"
  • 00:14:35.631 --> 00:14:40.636
  • She's scared todeath, but she says,
  • 00:14:41.804 --> 00:14:43.072
  • "'With all my heartI praise the Lord.
  • 00:14:43.072 --> 00:14:44.673
  • I rejoice in God my Savior,
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  • for he notices and cares forme, a simple servant girl.
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  • He has blessed me and He isthe mighty one who is holy.
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  • He is all powerful.
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  • He can do anything.
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  • He meets all our needs, hekeeps all His promises.'"
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  • She's just filling her mind
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  • with who God isand what he can do.
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  • If you're having a problemwith anxiety and fear,
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  • you need to fillyour life with music,
  • 00:15:05.728 --> 00:15:08.397
  • you need to sing the songsat worship, of worship,
  • 00:15:08.397 --> 00:15:12.568
  • on the weekends at church.
  • 00:15:12.568 --> 00:15:15.371
  • Now let me give you a fourth way
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  • to defeat the fearsthat come with setbacks,
  • 00:15:17.139 --> 00:15:19.742
  • base my hope on thepromises of God.
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  • In Luke chapter one verse45 Mary says to Elizabeth,
  • 00:15:24.046 --> 00:15:27.316
  • "'You're blessedbecause you believed
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  • that the Lord woulddo what he said.'"
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  • Do you believe the Lordwill do what he said?
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  • Psalm 56 verse three andfour, David says this,
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  • "You know, when I'm afraid,I put my trust in God.
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  • And when I trust inGod, I'm not afraid.
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  • I praise him forwhat He's promised.
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  • I praise him forwhat he's promised."
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  • There is the fourth antidote
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  • to when you'reoverwhelmed with anxiety,
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  • when you're filled with fear,when you are humbled by panic.
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  • Now friends,
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  • I don't know what setbackyou're facing right now,
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  • I don't know what fearis holding you back,
  • 00:16:06.622 --> 00:16:08.957
  • I don't know whatanxiety is keeping you up
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  • or gnawing at your heart,
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  • but I do know this,
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  • that if you'll takethese four simple steps
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  • you will move towardyour comeback,
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  • and you'll move outof your setback,
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  • and your setback will be thestepping stone to your future.
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  • (light piano music)
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  • ♪ I am weary from the waves
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  • ♪ Crashing over every day
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  • ♪ God of mercy pleasecome rescue me ♪
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  • ♪ Oo
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  • ♪ I am longing for your voice
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  • ♪ Your gentle whisperin the noise ♪
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  • ♪ Father tell meeverything's all right ♪
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  • ♪ Yeah
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  • ♪ Your power
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  • ♪ Your presence
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  • ♪ Breaks strongholds
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  • ♪ King of Heaven
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  • ♪ When you speak
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  • ♪ Mountains move
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  • ♪ I believe
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Whoa woo
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  • ♪ Yes there willbe breakthrough ♪
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  • ♪ You alone can take my scars
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  • ♪ Piece by piecerestore my heart ♪
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  • ♪ Take what's brokenmake it whole again ♪
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  • ♪ Your power
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  • ♪ Your presence
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  • ♪ Breaks strongholds
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  • ♪ King of heaven
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  • ♪ When you speak
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  • ♪ Mountains move
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  • ♪ I believe
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Yeah
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  • ♪ Yes there will be
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  • ♪ There will bebreakthrough whoa ♪
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  • ♪ Shake the mountains
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  • ♪ Break the walls apart
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  • ♪ Open the heavens
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  • ♪ Almighty God you are
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  • ♪ Overcomer, defenderof my heart ♪
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  • ♪ By your poweroceans open wide ♪
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  • ♪ Your fire falls down
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  • ♪ Heaven and earth collide
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  • ♪ King Jesus
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  • ♪ Forever by my side
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  • ♪ We believe Lord
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  • ♪ Shake the mountains
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  • ♪ Break the walls apart
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  • ♪ Open the heavens
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  • ♪ Almighty God you are
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  • ♪ Overcomer, defenderof my heart ♪
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  • ♪ Yes you are Lord
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  • ♪ Oh
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  • ♪ And by your powerthe oceans open wide ♪
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  • ♪ Your fire falls down
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  • ♪ Heaven and earth collide
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  • ♪ King Jesus
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  • ♪ Forever by my side
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  • ♪ Oh shake the mountains yeah
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  • ♪ Shake the mountains
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  • ♪ Break the walls apart
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  • ♪ Open the heavens
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  • ♪ Almighty God you are
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  • ♪ Overcomer, defenderof my heart ♪
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  • ♪ You fighting for me Lord
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  • ♪ Yeah
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  • ♪ And by your powerthe oceans open wide ♪
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  • ♪ Your fire falls down
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  • ♪ Heaven and earth collide
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  • ♪ King Jesus
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  • ♪ Forever by my side
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  • ♪ Your power and your presence
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  • ♪ Breaks strongholds
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  • ♪ King of heaven
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  • ♪ When you speak
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  • ♪ Mountains move
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  • ♪ I believe
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Your power
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  • ♪ Your presence
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  • ♪ Breaks strongholds
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  • ♪ King of heaven
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  • ♪ When you speak
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  • ♪ Mountains must move yeah
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  • ♪ I believe
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Yeah
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ I declare it
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Oo
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ We declare it to you
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Yeah oo
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Before our Savior
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  • ♪ I declare
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ In my nation
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  • ♪ In this country Lord
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  • ♪ Let there be
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  • ♪ Let there be blessings
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  • ♪ I know you're stronger
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  • ♪ To breakthrough
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  • ♪ Breakthrough Lord
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  • ♪ I know you're preparingus to breakthrough ♪
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  • ♪ Yeah
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  • ♪ We believe
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Yes
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  • Sing shake the mountains.
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  • ♪ Shake the mountains
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  • ♪ Break the walls apart
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  • ♪ Open the heavens
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  • ♪ Almighty God you are
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  • ♪ Overcomer, defenderof my heart ♪
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  • ♪ That's who you are
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  • ♪ By your power theoceans open wide ♪
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  • ♪ Your fire falls down
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  • ♪ Heaven and earth collide
  • 00:24:16.778 --> 00:24:19.714
  • ♪ King Jesus
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  • ♪ Forever by my side
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  • ♪ You're fighting for me Lord
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  • ♪ Shake the mountains
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  • ♪ Break the walls apart
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  • ♪ Open the heavens
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  • ♪ Almighty God you are
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  • ♪ Overcomer, that'swho you are Lord ♪
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  • ♪ We believe that'swho you are ♪
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  • ♪ Yeah
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  • ♪ And by your powerthe oceans open wide ♪
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  • ♪ Your fire falls down
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  • ♪ Heaven and earth collide
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  • ♪ King Jesus
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  • ♪ Forever by my side yeah
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  • ♪ Your power
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  • ♪ Your presence
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  • ♪ Your power and your presence
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  • ♪ Will break strongholds
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  • ♪ King of heaven
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  • ♪ When you speak
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  • ♪ Mountains move
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  • ♪ I believe
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Your power and your presence
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  • ♪ Breaks strongholds
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  • ♪ King of heaven
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  • ♪ When you speak
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  • ♪ Mountains move
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  • ♪ I believe
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  • ♪ There will bebreakthrough yeah ♪
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  • ♪ In the name of Jesus
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  • ♪ There will be
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  • ♪ Yeah oo
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  • ♪ We believe it
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
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  • ♪ Declare it
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  • ♪ And I see it inour nation yeah ♪
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  • ♪ There will be
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  • ♪ There will bebreakthrough yeah ♪
  • 00:26:24.839 --> 00:26:29.778
  • ♪ We declare victory Lord
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  • ♪ There will be breakthrough
  • 00:26:35.450 --> 00:26:39.187
  • - Aristotle called death, "Thething to be feared the most",
  • 00:26:44.911 --> 00:26:49.048
  • in his words, "It appears tobe the end of everything."
  • 00:26:49.048 --> 00:26:52.051
  • Sartre asserted that,
  • 00:26:53.152 --> 00:26:54.687
  • "Death removes allthe meaning of life."
  • 00:26:54.687 --> 00:26:58.424
  • Shakespeare gave thesegloomy words to Hamlet,
  • 00:26:58.424 --> 00:27:01.561
  • "The dread of something afterdeath, undiscovered country
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  • from who's boundaryno traveler returns."
  • 00:27:05.365 --> 00:27:08.234
  • Can you think of a moredepressing and fear-filled way
  • 00:27:09.602 --> 00:27:14.007
  • to describe the singularevent that awaits us all?
  • 00:27:14.007 --> 00:27:18.411
  • But what if thephilosophers missed it?
  • 00:27:20.880 --> 00:27:23.583
  • Suppose death is less acurse and more a passageway?
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  • Not a crisis to be feared, butjust a corner to be turned?
  • 00:27:30.023 --> 00:27:33.760
  • And what if the cemetery
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  • is not the domainof the grim reaper.
  • 00:27:35.728 --> 00:27:37.563
  • - But rather the soulkeeper who declares
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  • "O dwellers in the dustawake and sing for joy."
  • 00:27:40.166 --> 00:27:44.504
  • This is the promiseof Jesus Christ.
  • 00:27:44.504 --> 00:27:47.073
  • He said, "Don't be troubled,
  • 00:27:47.073 --> 00:27:48.608
  • you trust God, now, trust in me.
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  • There are many roomsin my Father's home.
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  • I'm going to preparea place for you.
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  • if this were not so Iwould tell you plainly.
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  • When everything is readyI will come and get you
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  • so that you will alwaysbe with me where I am."
  • 00:28:03.756 --> 00:28:07.226
  • Now, Jesus experienceda physical andfactual resurrection.
  • 00:28:08.761 --> 00:28:13.533
  • And because he did, we will too.
  • 00:28:13.533 --> 00:28:16.169
  • The scripture saysChrist was raised first,
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  • and when Christ comes back,all his people will be raised.
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  • Aristotle was wrong.
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  • Death is not to be feared.
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  • Sarton was mistaken.
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  • Your last momentis not your worst.
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  • Jesus's testimonystill resounds.
  • 00:28:30.249 --> 00:28:33.720
  • It's safe to die.
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  • So let's let his resurrection
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  • sink into the fibersof our hearts,
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  • and define the waywe see the grave.
  • 00:28:41.761 --> 00:28:45.164
  • Let it free thosewho were like slaves
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  • all their lives becauseof their fear of death.
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  • Jesus grants us couragefor the final passage.
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  • He did so for Charles Lindbergh.
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  • You know Lindbergh was thefirst person to fly solo
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  • across the Atlantic ocean.
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  • In his later years, whenthe pilot discovered
  • 00:29:03.616 --> 00:29:05.952
  • he had terminal cancer,
  • 00:29:05.952 --> 00:29:07.987
  • he and his wife spent theirfinal days at his Hawaiian home.
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  • He wrote these words to beread at his burial service.
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  • "We commit the body ofCharles A. Lindbergh
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  • to its final resting place,
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  • but his spirit, we committo the almighty God,
  • 00:29:22.201 --> 00:29:25.638
  • knowing that death is but anew adventure in existence.
  • 00:29:25.638 --> 00:29:29.842
  • And we remember how Jesusupon the cross said,
  • 00:29:29.842 --> 00:29:33.179
  • 'Father into thy handsI commit my spirit.'"
  • 00:29:33.179 --> 00:29:37.650
  • Death, a new adventurein existence.
  • 00:29:37.650 --> 00:29:41.487
  • No need to dread it.
  • 00:29:41.487 --> 00:29:43.589
  • No need to ignore it.
  • 00:29:43.589 --> 00:29:45.525
  • Because of JesusChrist you can face it.
  • 00:29:45.525 --> 00:29:47.994
  • You can face death itself,and do so without fear.
  • 00:29:47.994 --> 00:29:52.999
  • ("Living Hope," by Phil Wickham)
  • 00:29:54.100 --> 00:29:58.204
  • ♪ How great the chasmthat lay between us ♪
  • 00:30:03.209 --> 00:30:08.214
  • ♪ How high the mountainI could not climb ♪
  • 00:30:09.715 --> 00:30:14.720
  • ♪ In desperation, Iturned to heaven ♪
  • 00:30:16.422 --> 00:30:21.427
  • ♪ And spoke Yourname into the night ♪
  • 00:30:23.162 --> 00:30:28.167
  • ♪ Then through the darkness,Your loving-kindness ♪
  • 00:30:29.802 --> 00:30:34.774
  • ♪ Tore through theshadows of my soul ♪
  • 00:30:36.242 --> 00:30:41.147
  • ♪ The work is finished,the end is written ♪
  • 00:30:43.116 --> 00:30:48.121
  • ♪ Jesus Christ, my living hope
  • 00:30:49.856 --> 00:30:53.793
  • ♪ Who could imagineso great a mercy ♪
  • 00:30:59.932 --> 00:31:04.937
  • ♪ What heart could fathomsuch boundless grace ♪
  • 00:31:06.372 --> 00:31:11.210
  • ♪ The God of agesstepped down from glory ♪
  • 00:31:13.212 --> 00:31:18.217
  • ♪ To wear my sinand bear my shame ♪
  • 00:31:19.585 --> 00:31:24.590
  • ♪ The cross hasspoken, I am forgiven ♪
  • 00:31:26.459 --> 00:31:31.464
  • ♪ The King of kingscalls me His own ♪
  • 00:31:33.232 --> 00:31:38.171
  • ♪ Beautiful Savior,I'm Yours forever ♪
  • 00:31:39.572 --> 00:31:44.577
  • ♪ Jesus Christ, my living hope
  • 00:31:46.679 --> 00:31:51.684
  • ♪ Hallelujah, praise theOne who set me free ♪
  • 00:31:53.486 --> 00:31:58.491
  • ♪ Hallelujah, death haslost its grip on me ♪
  • 00:31:59.792 --> 00:32:04.797
  • ♪ You have broken every chain
  • 00:32:06.632 --> 00:32:09.569
  • ♪ There's salvationin Your name ♪
  • 00:32:09.569 --> 00:32:13.105
  • ♪ Jesus Christ, my living hope
  • 00:32:13.105 --> 00:32:18.110
  • ♪ Hallelujah, praise theOne who set me free ♪
  • 00:32:20.112 --> 00:32:25.117
  • ♪ Hallelujah, death haslost its grip on me ♪
  • 00:32:26.652 --> 00:32:31.657
  • ♪ You have broken every chain
  • 00:32:33.259 --> 00:32:36.529
  • ♪ There's salvationin Your name ♪
  • 00:32:36.529 --> 00:32:39.899
  • ♪ Jesus Christ, my living hope
  • 00:32:39.899 --> 00:32:43.836
  • ♪ Then came the morningthat sealed the promise ♪
  • 00:32:50.042 --> 00:32:55.047
  • ♪ Your buried bodybegan to breathe ♪
  • 00:32:56.449 --> 00:33:01.454
  • ♪ Out of the silence,the Roaring Lion ♪
  • 00:33:03.289 --> 00:33:08.294
  • ♪ Declared the gravehas no claim on me ♪
  • 00:33:09.895 --> 00:33:14.900
  • ♪ Then came the morningthat sealed the promise ♪
  • 00:33:16.435 --> 00:33:21.440
  • ♪ Your buried bodybegan to breathe ♪
  • 00:33:23.109 --> 00:33:28.114
  • ♪ Out of the silence,the Roaring Lion ♪
  • 00:33:29.749 --> 00:33:34.754
  • ♪ Declared the gravehas no claim on me ♪
  • 00:33:36.422 --> 00:33:41.360
  • ♪ Jesus, Yours isthe victory, whoa ♪
  • 00:33:43.296 --> 00:33:47.633
  • ♪ Hallelujah, praise theOne who set me free ♪
  • 00:33:53.472 --> 00:33:58.477
  • ♪ Hallelujah, death haslost its grip on me ♪
  • 00:34:00.246 --> 00:34:05.251
  • ♪ You have broken every chain
  • 00:34:06.519 --> 00:34:09.722
  • ♪ There's salvationin Your name ♪
  • 00:34:09.722 --> 00:34:13.259
  • ♪ Jesus Christ, my living hope
  • 00:34:13.259 --> 00:34:18.264
  • ♪ Hallelujah, praise theOne who set me free ♪
  • 00:34:20.366 --> 00:34:25.371
  • ♪ Hallelujah, death haslost its grip on me ♪
  • 00:34:26.739 --> 00:34:31.744
  • ♪ You have broken every chain
  • 00:34:33.312 --> 00:34:36.582
  • ♪ There's salvationin Your name ♪
  • 00:34:36.582 --> 00:34:39.819
  • ♪ Jesus Christ, my living hope
  • 00:34:39.819 --> 00:34:44.824
  • ♪ Jesus Christ, my living hope
  • 00:34:46.826 --> 00:34:51.831
  • ♪ Oh God you aremy living hope ♪
  • 00:34:53.799 --> 00:34:57.803
  • - Can we visit thescene for a moment?
  • 00:35:08.981 --> 00:35:11.317
  • It's in Genesis 48.
  • 00:35:11.317 --> 00:35:12.518
  • It's really beautiful, man.
  • 00:35:12.518 --> 00:35:14.754
  • Because you got to think like,
  • 00:35:14.754 --> 00:35:16.255
  • God sent Joseph toEgypt and on one hand
  • 00:35:17.390 --> 00:35:20.426
  • his brothers betrayedhim, and they sold him.
  • 00:35:20.426 --> 00:35:25.097
  • But on the other hand,Joseph saw after 13 years
  • 00:35:25.097 --> 00:35:29.135
  • of what seemed tobe like a setback,
  • 00:35:29.135 --> 00:35:32.171
  • and the reason I'm preaching it
  • 00:35:32.171 --> 00:35:33.439
  • is 'cause I thinka lot of people
  • 00:35:33.439 --> 00:35:35.307
  • are feeling like life is justone giant setback right now.
  • 00:35:35.307 --> 00:35:38.177
  • And things havestalled out for you
  • 00:35:39.345 --> 00:35:41.680
  • and it's not moving forwardand it's not happening.
  • 00:35:41.680 --> 00:35:45.117
  • And the plans that youmade all got canceled
  • 00:35:45.117 --> 00:35:48.154
  • and all got interrupted.
  • 00:35:48.154 --> 00:35:49.455
  • God said to tell you thathe's the God of a plot twist.
  • 00:35:50.856 --> 00:35:55.461
  • That just about thetime you are ready
  • 00:35:56.629 --> 00:35:58.831
  • to turn the movie off,don't turn it off.
  • 00:35:58.831 --> 00:36:02.168
  • Just about the timethat you are ready
  • 00:36:02.168 --> 00:36:03.769
  • to stop believing in God, don'tstop believing in God yet.
  • 00:36:03.769 --> 00:36:07.940
  • Just about the timeyou're ready to say,
  • 00:36:09.241 --> 00:36:11.677
  • I will never see Joseph again,
  • 00:36:11.677 --> 00:36:13.512
  • because see, it was afamine that hit Canaan
  • 00:36:13.512 --> 00:36:17.049
  • that made Jacob's sonsgo and find Joseph,
  • 00:36:17.049 --> 00:36:20.152
  • do you remember this?
  • 00:36:20.152 --> 00:36:21.821
  • And when they wentand saw Joseph,
  • 00:36:21.821 --> 00:36:23.456
  • they didn't even knowit was him at first.
  • 00:36:23.456 --> 00:36:25.891
  • But then eventuallyJoseph revealed himself
  • 00:36:25.891 --> 00:36:28.627
  • through his brothersand said, "It's me.
  • 00:36:28.627 --> 00:36:31.363
  • It's me, the one thatyou left for dead.
  • 00:36:31.363 --> 00:36:33.966
  • I'm the one that God is goingto use to provide for you."
  • 00:36:33.966 --> 00:36:37.102
  • Plot twist.
  • 00:36:37.970 --> 00:36:39.839
  • You remember his most famousverse in Genesis 50:20?
  • 00:36:39.839 --> 00:36:43.776
  • You meant it for evil.
  • 00:36:43.776 --> 00:36:46.011
  • God meant it for good.
  • 00:36:46.011 --> 00:36:48.180
  • What does that mean?
  • 00:36:48.180 --> 00:36:49.448
  • That means he's theGod of a plot twist.
  • 00:36:49.448 --> 00:36:51.417
  • That means he takes whatthe enemy meant for evil,
  • 00:36:52.852 --> 00:36:56.522
  • and uses it forgood in your life,
  • 00:36:56.522 --> 00:36:59.124
  • in your bloodline,in your generation,
  • 00:36:59.124 --> 00:37:02.161
  • in our church, in ourfamilies and our nation,
  • 00:37:02.161 --> 00:37:05.698
  • in our world, on this continent.
  • 00:37:05.698 --> 00:37:08.067
  • God is a generational Godand he goes through Samaria,
  • 00:37:08.067 --> 00:37:13.072
  • and he takes usthrough some areas,
  • 00:37:14.406 --> 00:37:17.843
  • and he does somethings in our lives
  • 00:37:17.843 --> 00:37:19.512
  • and disappointed places.
  • 00:37:19.512 --> 00:37:21.747
  • And when Jacob wasgetting ready to die,
  • 00:37:21.747 --> 00:37:23.849
  • he called Joseph to his bedside.
  • 00:37:26.352 --> 00:37:28.787
  • It's a really beautifulscene, Genesis chapter 48.
  • 00:37:28.787 --> 00:37:32.491
  • He said, "Josephcome in the room.
  • 00:37:32.491 --> 00:37:34.460
  • I want to give a blessingto my grandchildren."
  • 00:37:35.861 --> 00:37:37.396
  • Israel also calledJacob, said to Joseph,
  • 00:37:37.396 --> 00:37:41.166
  • the one he neverthought he'd see again.
  • 00:37:41.166 --> 00:37:43.769
  • The dream that hethought had died,
  • 00:37:43.769 --> 00:37:46.005
  • the thing that hethought was over.
  • 00:37:46.005 --> 00:37:48.274
  • "I never expected tosee your face again,
  • 00:37:48.274 --> 00:37:50.943
  • and now God has allowed meto see your children too."
  • 00:37:52.411 --> 00:37:56.782
  • He's the God of the plot twist.
  • 00:37:59.652 --> 00:38:01.186
  • Not only did helet him see Joseph,
  • 00:38:02.354 --> 00:38:06.325
  • but he used everything thatJoseph had been through
  • 00:38:06.325 --> 00:38:09.895
  • to save the whole family,
  • 00:38:09.895 --> 00:38:11.330
  • because he's the Godof the plot twist.
  • 00:38:12.631 --> 00:38:16.402
  • - What's your worst fear?
  • 00:38:20.935 --> 00:38:23.704
  • A fear of public failure,unemployment, fear of heights?
  • 00:38:23.704 --> 00:38:28.075
  • The fear that you'll neverfind the right spouse
  • 00:38:28.075 --> 00:38:30.278
  • or enjoy good health.
  • 00:38:30.278 --> 00:38:31.813
  • The fear of being trappedor abandoned or forgotten.
  • 00:38:31.813 --> 00:38:35.049
  • These are real fears,
  • 00:38:35.049 --> 00:38:36.617
  • and they're born outof legitimate concerns,
  • 00:38:36.617 --> 00:38:39.620
  • but any fear left unchecked canmetastasize into obsessions.
  • 00:38:39.620 --> 00:38:44.625
  • You know the step betweenprudence and paranoia
  • 00:38:46.027 --> 00:38:48.596
  • is short and steep.
  • 00:38:48.596 --> 00:38:50.565
  • Prudence wears a seatbelt,paranoia avoids cars.
  • 00:38:50.565 --> 00:38:54.869
  • Prudence washes with soap,
  • 00:38:54.869 --> 00:38:56.871
  • paranoia avoidsall human contact.
  • 00:38:56.871 --> 00:38:59.307
  • A prudence saves for old age,
  • 00:39:00.174 --> 00:39:02.710
  • paranoia hoards, even trash.
  • 00:39:02.710 --> 00:39:05.112
  • Prudence prepares andplans, paranoia panics.
  • 00:39:06.280 --> 00:39:09.784
  • Prudence calculates therisk and takes the plunge.
  • 00:39:09.784 --> 00:39:13.654
  • Paranoia never enters the water.
  • 00:39:13.654 --> 00:39:15.723
  • The decisive actsof the gospel drama
  • 00:39:17.258 --> 00:39:19.894
  • are played out on two stages,
  • 00:39:19.894 --> 00:39:22.330
  • Gethsemane's garden,and Golgotha's cross.
  • 00:39:22.330 --> 00:39:26.467
  • Friday's cross witnessedthe severest suffering,
  • 00:39:26.467 --> 00:39:29.370
  • but Thursday's gardenstaged the profoundest fear.
  • 00:39:29.370 --> 00:39:33.341
  • It was here, amidst theolive trees that Jesus bowed
  • 00:39:33.341 --> 00:39:37.111
  • with his face to the ground,
  • 00:39:37.111 --> 00:39:38.512
  • praying "My Father,if it is possible,
  • 00:39:38.512 --> 00:39:41.382
  • let this cup of sufferingbe taken away from me,
  • 00:39:41.382 --> 00:39:44.518
  • yet I want your willto be done, not mine."
  • 00:39:44.518 --> 00:39:47.722
  • Now why, why was Jesus afraid,
  • 00:39:47.722 --> 00:39:51.158
  • of what was Jesus afraid?
  • 00:39:51.158 --> 00:39:53.327
  • Well, it had somethingto do with a cup.
  • 00:39:54.462 --> 00:39:57.198
  • Jesus said, "If it is possible,
  • 00:39:57.198 --> 00:39:59.533
  • let this cup ofsuffering be taken away."
  • 00:39:59.533 --> 00:40:03.604
  • Now cup in biblical terminology
  • 00:40:03.604 --> 00:40:06.474
  • was more than adrinking utensil.
  • 00:40:06.474 --> 00:40:08.943
  • Cup equaled God's anger, hisjudgment, his punishment.
  • 00:40:08.943 --> 00:40:12.980
  • The cup equaled Jesus'sworst case scenario
  • 00:40:14.115 --> 00:40:17.418
  • to be the recipientof God's wrath.
  • 00:40:17.418 --> 00:40:19.520
  • He had never felt God'sfury, didn't deserve to.
  • 00:40:20.755 --> 00:40:23.391
  • He'd never experiencedisolation from his father.
  • 00:40:23.391 --> 00:40:26.260
  • The two had beenone for eternity.
  • 00:40:26.260 --> 00:40:27.795
  • He had never knownphysical death.
  • 00:40:27.795 --> 00:40:30.231
  • He was an immortal being,yet within a few short hours,
  • 00:40:30.231 --> 00:40:33.768
  • Jesus would face them all.
  • 00:40:33.768 --> 00:40:35.303
  • God would unleashhis sin hating wrath
  • 00:40:37.104 --> 00:40:39.473
  • on his sin covered son.
  • 00:40:39.473 --> 00:40:41.008
  • And what was Jesus's response?
  • 00:40:42.376 --> 00:40:44.078
  • Well he was afraid,he was deathly afraid.
  • 00:40:44.078 --> 00:40:47.581
  • But what he did with his fears
  • 00:40:47.581 --> 00:40:49.583
  • shows us what to do with ours.
  • 00:40:49.583 --> 00:40:52.053
  • He prayed and he begged hisfollowers to do the same.
  • 00:40:52.053 --> 00:40:56.590
  • You see Jesus faced his ultimatefear with honest prayer.
  • 00:40:56.590 --> 00:41:01.429
  • I think sometimes we overcomplicate this topic.
  • 00:41:02.897 --> 00:41:05.933
  • We prescribe words forprayer, places for prayer,
  • 00:41:05.933 --> 00:41:09.337
  • clothing for prayer,postures for prayer,
  • 00:41:09.337 --> 00:41:11.639
  • durations, intonations,and incantations.
  • 00:41:11.639 --> 00:41:15.076
  • Yet Jesus's gardenappeal had none of these.
  • 00:41:15.076 --> 00:41:18.779
  • It was really brief,just 22 English words.
  • 00:41:18.779 --> 00:41:21.816
  • It was straight forward.
  • 00:41:21.816 --> 00:41:23.184
  • "Let this cup ofsuffering be taken away,"
  • 00:41:23.184 --> 00:41:25.987
  • and it was trusting.
  • 00:41:25.987 --> 00:41:27.755
  • "Yet I want your willto be done, not mine."
  • 00:41:27.755 --> 00:41:29.991
  • It was low on slick.
  • 00:41:29.991 --> 00:41:31.726
  • It was high on authentic,
  • 00:41:31.726 --> 00:41:33.027
  • less a silver tonguedsaint in the sanctuary,
  • 00:41:33.027 --> 00:41:36.697
  • and more a frightenedchild in a father's lap.
  • 00:41:36.697 --> 00:41:40.501
  • That's it, that's it.
  • 00:41:40.501 --> 00:41:42.069
  • Jesus's garden prayeris a child's prayer.
  • 00:41:42.069 --> 00:41:46.907
  • "Abba," he prayed usingthat homespun word
  • 00:41:46.907 --> 00:41:50.277
  • a child would usewhile scampering upon the lap of Papa.
  • 00:41:50.277 --> 00:41:55.282
  • And when we offer our requests,
  • 00:41:56.150 --> 00:41:57.351
  • we ask God to takethis cup away,
  • 00:41:57.351 --> 00:41:59.954
  • this cup of disease orbetrayal or financial collapse,
  • 00:41:59.954 --> 00:42:03.824
  • or joblessness or conflict orsenility, we ask him for help.
  • 00:42:03.824 --> 00:42:08.829
  • Yeah, prayer's that simple.
  • 00:42:09.697 --> 00:42:10.998
  • And such simpleprayer equipped Christ
  • 00:42:10.998 --> 00:42:14.301
  • to stare down his deepest fear.
  • 00:42:14.301 --> 00:42:16.637
  • Can I encourageyou to do likewise?
  • 00:42:16.637 --> 00:42:19.273
  • Just fight your dragonsin Gethsemane's garden,
  • 00:42:19.273 --> 00:42:22.410
  • those persistent uglyvillains of the heart.
  • 00:42:22.410 --> 00:42:25.613
  • Talk to God about them.
  • 00:42:25.613 --> 00:42:27.014
  • Talk to God aboutthem and be specific.
  • 00:42:27.014 --> 00:42:29.917
  • I don't want to lose my spouse.
  • 00:42:29.917 --> 00:42:31.452
  • - It helped me to fearless and trust you more.
  • 00:42:32.887 --> 00:42:34.355
  • Or I have to fly tomorrow, Lord,
  • 00:42:34.355 --> 00:42:35.890
  • and I can't sleep for fearthat the some terrorist
  • 00:42:35.890 --> 00:42:39.326
  • is gonna get on boardand take down the plane.
  • 00:42:39.326 --> 00:42:41.862
  • Once you remove this fear,or the bank just called,
  • 00:42:41.862 --> 00:42:45.232
  • it's about toforeclose on our home,
  • 00:42:45.232 --> 00:42:47.735
  • what's going tohappen to my family?
  • 00:42:47.735 --> 00:42:49.036
  • Can you teach me to trust?
  • 00:42:49.036 --> 00:42:50.638
  • Or I don't want mykids to be sick Lord,
  • 00:42:50.638 --> 00:42:53.407
  • please protect them andhelp me to raise them well.
  • 00:42:53.407 --> 00:42:57.411
  • Be specific in your prayers.
  • 00:42:57.411 --> 00:42:59.046
  • You see Satan loves to leave us
  • 00:42:59.046 --> 00:43:00.581
  • in this ill-definedfog of unrest.
  • 00:43:00.581 --> 00:43:03.517
  • Our response to this cloudis simply details, please.
  • 00:43:03.517 --> 00:43:07.621
  • We identify what this cup is,
  • 00:43:07.621 --> 00:43:10.024
  • and we talk to God about it.
  • 00:43:10.958 --> 00:43:12.827
  • Putting worries towords, disrobes them.
  • 00:43:12.827 --> 00:43:16.230
  • They look silly,standing there naked.
  • 00:43:16.230 --> 00:43:18.265
  • Jesus made his fears public.
  • 00:43:18.265 --> 00:43:20.901
  • Did you know that the bookof Hebrews says that Jesus
  • 00:43:20.901 --> 00:43:23.237
  • offered up prayers and petitionswith loud cries and tears
  • 00:43:23.237 --> 00:43:26.874
  • to the one who couldsave him from death.
  • 00:43:26.874 --> 00:43:29.944
  • He prayed loudly enoughto be heard and recorded
  • 00:43:29.944 --> 00:43:34.415
  • and begged his community offriends to pray with him.
  • 00:43:34.415 --> 00:43:38.252
  • You see his prayer in thegarden for Christians,
  • 00:43:38.252 --> 00:43:40.888
  • well, it becomes apicture of the church.
  • 00:43:40.888 --> 00:43:43.858
  • A church, a place where fears
  • 00:43:43.858 --> 00:43:46.427
  • can be verbalized and pronounced
  • 00:43:46.427 --> 00:43:48.696
  • and stripped down and denounced,
  • 00:43:48.696 --> 00:43:50.297
  • an escape from the wordlessdoctrine of suppressed frights.
  • 00:43:50.297 --> 00:43:54.869
  • A healthy churchis really a place
  • 00:43:54.869 --> 00:43:56.837
  • where our fears go to die.
  • 00:43:56.837 --> 00:43:58.772
  • We pierced themthrough with scripture
  • 00:43:58.772 --> 00:44:00.808
  • in Psalms ofcelebration and lament,
  • 00:44:00.808 --> 00:44:03.344
  • and we melt them in thesunlight of confession.
  • 00:44:03.344 --> 00:44:05.946
  • We extinguish them inthe waterfall of worship,
  • 00:44:05.946 --> 00:44:08.649
  • choosing to gaze atGod, not at our dreads.
  • 00:44:08.649 --> 00:44:12.686
  • So my friend, the nexttime you find yourself
  • 00:44:12.686 --> 00:44:15.556
  • facing a worst casemoment, just do this,
  • 00:44:15.556 --> 00:44:19.026
  • verbalize your angst, justto a circle of God's seekers.
  • 00:44:19.026 --> 00:44:23.164
  • This is an essential step.
  • 00:44:23.164 --> 00:44:24.798
  • Find your version ofPeter, James, and John.
  • 00:44:24.798 --> 00:44:28.202
  • The big deal andgood news is this,
  • 00:44:28.202 --> 00:44:31.205
  • you don't need to livealone with your fear.
  • 00:44:31.205 --> 00:44:33.941
  • Besides what if yourfears are nothing more
  • 00:44:33.941 --> 00:44:36.744
  • than the devil'shoax, a hell-hatched,joy-stealing prank.
  • 00:44:36.744 --> 00:44:41.448
  • I have a friend who wasdreading a letter from the IRS,
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  • according to their earlycalculation, he owed them money,
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  • money he did not have.
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  • Well, he was told to expect aletter detailing the amount.
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  • When the letter finallyarrived, his courage failed him.
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  • He couldn't bear to open it,
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  • so the envelope sat onhis desk for five days
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  • while he writhed in dread,how much would it be?
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  • Where would he get the money?
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  • For how long wouldhe be sent to prison?
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  • Finally, he summonedup the courage
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  • and the gumption toopen the envelope.
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  • He found out a bill to bepaid, but a check to be cashed.
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  • The IRS, as it turnedout, owed him money.
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  • He wasted five dayson needless fear.
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  • Friend, there's no needto assume the worst.
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  • As followers of God, youand I have a huge asset.
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  • We know that everything isgonna turn out all right.
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  • Christ hasn't budged fromhis throne and Romans 8:28
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  • has not evaporatedfrom the Bible.
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  • Our problems have alwaysbeen his possibilities.
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  • The kidnapping ofJoseph resulted
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  • in the preservationof his family.
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  • The persecution of Danielled to a cabinet position.
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  • Christ entered the worldby a surprise pregnancy
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  • and redeemed it throughan unjust murder.
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  • There, we believewhat the Bible teaches
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  • that no disaster isultimately fatal.
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  • Chrysostom was theArchbishop of Constantinople
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  • from 389 to 404 A.D.,and he gained a following
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  • by his eloquent criticisms ofthe wealthy and the powerful.
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  • He was twice banishedby authorities.
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  • And he once asked,"What can I fear?
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  • "Will it be death?
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  • "But you know thatChrist is my life,
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  • "And I show gain by death.
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  • "Will it be exile?
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  • "But the earth and all itsfullness is the Lord's.
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  • "Will it be the loss of wealth?
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  • "But we broughtnothing into the world
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  • "and we carry nothing out.
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  • "Thus, all the terrors ofthe world are contemptible
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  • "in my eyes and I smileat all it's good things.
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  • "Poverty, I do not fear.
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  • "Riches, I do not stifle.
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  • "And death, I donot shrink from."
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  • The Apostle Paul would haveapplauded that paragraph.
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  • He pinned his final words inthe bowels of a Roman prison,
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  • chained to a guardwithin earshot
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  • of his executioner's footsteps.
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  • Worst case scenario?
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  • Well, not fromPaul's perspective.
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  • In his words, "God'slooking after me
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  • "keeping me safe inthe kingdom of heaven.
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  • "All praise to him,praise forever."
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  • Paul chose to trust his father,
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  • another fear fellvictim to trust.
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  • (piano music)
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  • ♪ You call me outupon the waters ♪
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  • ♪ The great unknownwhere feet may fail ♪
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  • ♪ And there I findYou in the mystery ♪
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  • ♪ In oceans deep
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  • ♪ My faith will stand
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  • ♪ And I will callupon Your name ♪
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  • ♪ And keep my eyesabove the waves ♪
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  • ♪ When oceans rise, my soulwill rest in Your embrace ♪
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  • ♪ I am Yours and You are mine
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  • ♪ Your grace aboundsin deepest waters ♪
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  • ♪ Your sovereign hand
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  • ♪ Will be my guide
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  • ♪ Where feet may failand fear surrounds me ♪
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  • ♪ You've never failedand You won't start now ♪
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  • ♪ So I will call, so Iwill call upon Your name ♪
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  • ♪ And keep my eyes, and keepmy eyes above the waves ♪
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  • ♪ When oceans rise,when oceans rise ♪
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  • ♪ My soul will restin Your embrace ♪
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  • ♪ For I am Yoursand You are mine ♪
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  • ♪ You are mine
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  • ♪ Spirit lead me where mytrust is without borders ♪
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  • ♪ Let me walk upon the waters
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  • ♪ Wherever You would call me
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  • ♪ Take me deeper than myfeet could ever wander ♪
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  • ♪ And my faith willbe made stronger ♪
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  • ♪ In the presence of my Savior
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  • ♪ Spirit lead mewhere my trust ♪
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  • ♪ Is without borders♪ Let me walk upon the waters
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  • ♪ Let me walk upon the waters♪ Wherever You would call me
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  • ♪ Wherever You would call me
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  • ♪ Take me deep, take me deeper
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  • ♪ Than my feetcould ever wander ♪
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  • ♪ And my faith willbe made stronger ♪
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  • ♪ In the presence of mySavior, presence of my Savior ♪
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  • ♪ Spirit lead me, spiritlead me where my trust ♪
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  • ♪ Is without borders♪ Let me walk upon the waters
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  • ♪ Wherever You would call me♪ Wherever You would call me
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  • ♪ Take me deeper, takeme deeper than my feet ♪
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  • ♪ Could ever wander♪ My faith will
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  • ♪ Be made stronger in thepresence of my Savior ♪
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  • ♪ In the presence of my Savior♪ Spirit lead me
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  • ♪ Spirit lead mewhere my trust ♪
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  • ♪ Is without borders♪ Let me walk upon the waters
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  • ♪ Let me walk upon the waters♪ Wherever You would call me
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  • ♪ Wherever You would call me
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  • ♪ Take me deep, take medeeper than my feet ♪
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  • ♪ Could ever wander♪ My faith will
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  • ♪ Be made strongerin the presence ♪
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  • ♪ Of my Savior♪ In the presence of my Savior
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  • ♪ I will call upon Your name
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  • ♪ When it gets alittle rough now ♪
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  • ♪ Keep my eyes above the waves
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  • ♪ When it gets alittle harder now ♪
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  • ♪ My soul will restin Your embrace ♪
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  • ♪ I am Yours♪ You are, you are
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  • ♪ And You are mine
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  • ♪ I am yours
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  • ♪ And You are mine
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  • ♪ And you are mine
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  • ♪ I am yours
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  • ♪ And you are mine
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  • ♪ You're mine, yeah
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  • (gentle music)
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  • Fear will alwaysknock on your door.
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  • Just don't inviteit in for dinner,
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  • and for heaven's sake, don'toffer it a bed for the night.
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  • Fear may fill your world,
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  • but it doesn't haveto fill your heart.
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  • God doesn't give us atelescope into tomorrow,
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  • so why bother looking?
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  • He promises a lampunto our feet,
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  • not a crystal ballinto the future.
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  • What worries are weighingyou down right now?
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  • Carrying such a heavy loadis, is no way to live,
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  • boy, it's a good way to die.
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  • So when fear comesknocking at your door,
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  • I encourage you tojust send it packing,
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  • call on the good shepherd.
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  • He invites you evennow, right now,
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  • to lay down your fears,your sleepless nights,
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  • your panic induced headaches,
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  • your anxiety, your worry,and all that comes with it.
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  • You can fear less tomorrowthan you do today.
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  • Yes you, you, you canlive a fear-less life.
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