Fighting Sinking when We Are Hit by Sorrow upon Sorrow
by Wayne Fancher
Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Being Hit By Sorrow
Matthew 14:10-12 So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. 11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 12 Then his disciples came and took away the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
Luke 1:36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age;
John 1:40-41 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
Proverbs 15:13 But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Matthew 14:13 When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
Being Hit by Anger and Wrath
Matthew 14:5 And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous;
John 6:15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king,
Matthew 14:22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.
Being Hit by Weariness
John 6:18 Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. John 6:19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles
Mark 6:46-48 And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray. 47 Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land. 48 Then He saw them straining at rowing, for, the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea
Being Hit by Fear
Matthew 14:24-27 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid."
Proverbs 12:25 an anxious heart weighs a man down,
Matthew 14:28-32 And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" 31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
Safely Through the Storm
Matthew 14:32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
John 6:21 Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.
Matthew 14:33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."
How to Fight Sinking When You Are Hit By Sorrow
I Thessalonians 4:13-14 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have as an' anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
How to Fight Sinking When You Hit by Anger and Wrath
Matthew 5;44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
How to Fight Sinking When You Are Weary
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees.
Psalms 119:28 My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.
Psalms 27:14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
How to Fight Sinking When You Are Hit by Fear
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
Psalms 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
I Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
It Is Christ Our King Who Will Carry Us to Heaven
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
I Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.