Re-Centering in

God’s Word





7. LOSS OF ENERGY/INTEREST/HOPE






Give to God All Thoughts That De-Energize You.


Hand them over to the Giver of Hope. The Spirit will restore vision, enthusiasm and hope to your spirit.


Note: For serious addictions and depressions, also seek expert medical help and a humble Christian group support. To reject knowledge found in God’s good creation and to snub help from a humble Christian support community is to reject and snub the Holy Spirit.





By Faith, Hear the Spirit Speak God’s Word to You


The thought of my afflictions and troubles is bitterness and depression.  My soul is downcast within me.  Yet, this I call to mind and therefore I, _____, have hope: “Because of Abba’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning.”  Great is your faithfulness, O Abba!  [IB La 3:19-26]    (CwG)





The Father will give you the Comforter. You know him, _____, for he lives in you; he is the Holy Spirit, who reassures your spirit.  [IB Jn 14:16.]   (CwHS) 





Come to me, _____, whenever you are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,  for I am meek and humble of heart.  [IB Mt 11:28-29]    (CwJ)





Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from the LORD.  God alone is my rock and my salvation. Therefore, I, _____, cannot be shaken for indeed Abba is my fortress.  [IB Ps 62:5]    (CwG) 





Confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace, Jesus, the son of God.  For, in him, you, _____, have a High Priest who understands you and has compassion for you.  For although he never gave in to temptations, Jesus has shared your feelings, knows your weaknesses and your liability to the assaults of temptation.  Be confident, therefore, that in turning to Jesus, God’s son, you, ____, will find tender mercy and forgiveness and receive his gentle, yet powerful, help in your every moment of need. [IB He 4:15-16]      (CwJ) 





"Abba is my portion, therefore I, _____, will hope in my God," says my tired soul.  “Abba is good to those who hope in him and seek him.”  [IB La 3:19-26]   (CwG)





Having Heard God, with Humble Faith, Speak to God


Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.  Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me [Ps 51:8-13] and to energize me to do your will and follow your trustworthy ways. 





When re-centered in God’s word, thank God by telling God how much you appreciate being taught wisdom from his very mouth.


           One lives by every word that comes from

           the mouth of God and not by bread alone.

           [Dt 8:3; Mt 4:4]. 


God is coaching eternal-life skills and restoring your strength to fight in the ever present now to build up God’s kingdom on earth as it is heaven.  The fruit of the Spirit will blossom in you, bear fruit, and glorify God.         



 

 

 

                 |     1-Anxiety     |       2-Anger      |      3-Future        |        4-Past         |     5-Lusting        |


                 |     6-Urges     |  7-De-energized  |    8-No Confidence in God   |  9a-Other gods First   |


                 | 9b- Communal Worship   |     10-Lost Self       |    11-Lost Joy  | 12-Lost Resurrection |


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