Unleashing the Child of God’s Inherent Power to Recover
WHAT RESILIENCE IS
Resilience is the quality of being able to adapt to stressful life changes and “bouncing back” from hardship. Resilience is a response to tragedy, crisis, or other life-altering changes that allows us to move on despite the loss. Showing resilience does not mean that a person is unaffected or uncaring about the life change. Resilience is the human heart’s ability to suffer greatly and grow from it. (Source: GotQuestions.Org)
WHY WE NEED TO BE RESILIENT
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have troubles. But be courageous; I have overcome the world. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
IF YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD, YOU HAVE RESILIENCE IN YOUR BLOOD
Proverbs 24:16 Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. Micah 7:8 Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.
UNLEASH THE POWER TO RECOVER INSIDE YOU BY BELIEVING GOD AND NOT DOUBTING
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises….
UNLEASH THE POWER TO RECOVER BY SPEAKING WITH CONFIDENCE THAT YOU WILL RISE AGAIN
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Philippians 4:12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
UNLEASH THE POWER TO RECOVER BY DOING PRACTICAL THINGS YOU NEED TO DO
James 2:26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
Job 17:9 The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.
UNLEASH THE POWER TO RECOVER THROUGH AN ACTIVE PRAYER LIFE
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall soar on wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE DELAY, TEMPORARY SETBACK, OR OVERWHELMING DIFFICULTY, KEEP BELIEVING THAT YOU WILL MAKE IT AND NEVER GIVE UP
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. Galatians 6:9 Let us not grow weary in doing good for at the right time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
PROTECT YOUR JOY IN THE LORD BECAUSE IT IS THE SOURCE OF YOUR STRENGTH
Nehemiah 8:10.… And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
Habakkuk 3:17 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will be joyful in God my Savior.
1 Peter 1:6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials….8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.