God having all the power in the universe means nothing to our healing if He doesn’t care about us.
How can we learn to trust God with our lives if we don’t believe we matter to Him?
In the first episode of our series onThe Journey of Healing, we discussed the need to realize we’re not God and that we’re unable to control our own behaviors and struggles. Once you truly realize that, you’re left empty without seeking God. If you can’t rely on yourself or your distractions to make things better, it will require a personal relationship with Jesus to begin the healing process.
In this Brookwood Church Care Ministries podcast, I’m joined by fellow Brookwood Church pastors, Gene Beckner and Doug Wildman to discuss the second of 8 principles used in Celebrate Recovery and the Landing. These principles, developed by Saddleback Church, are drawn from the words of Christ spoken in the Sermon on the Mount, so they can be used to strengthen your walk with Jesus even if you’ve never attended one of these ministries.
The second principle reads:
Earnestly believe that God exists,
that I matter to Him, and
that He has the power to help me recover.* “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)
The Brookwood Ministries Podcast is officially available through the church website, the Brookwood Church App, iTunes, and your device’s podcast app. Episodes from Care Ministries (including this series) are posted on our Facebook Page.
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Joshua J. Masters is a pastor, author (American Psalms), and speaker. He has been featured on CBN, HIS Radio, and the Light Radio Network. As a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Josh has also worked both in front of and behind the camera in the film industry. He lives with his wife, Gina, and their dog, Franklin, in South Carolina where Josh serves as a care pastor.