Jun. 21, 2020
When Your Dreams Don’t Come True
2 Samuel 15:13-30 & Luke 22:39-44
a.____________ rarely goes as anticipated.
b.____________ are great…reality is greater…reality ____________.
c.Things don’t always go as planned because of decisions ____________ make, or decisions made by ____________.
d.We are under the impression God has ____________ us something or God owes us something.
e.As we look around, we are under the impression ____________ else’s dreams are coming true.
2.What Do We Do When Our Dreams Don’t/Can’t Come True?
a.At age 22, David’s ____________ were undermined by King Saul.
b.At age 52, David undermined his ____________ dreams.
c.David allows the ____________ to break him. But ____________ always comes packaged with a consequence.
d.David ____________ to abandon the throne to save the city.
e.At 61, once again David is a ____________ on the run.
f.This was not the dream…it was not the plan…it was not what he expected. Where’s ____________?
g.David learns an important lesson: ____________ will be done, not my will. David lost his ____________; he did not lose his confidence in God.
h.David chose not to abandon God, when it appeared God chose to abandon him.
i.David returns to Jerusalem as ____________ until his death at the age of 70.
j.David was ____________, but he never lost his confidence in God and in the process, reminds us of something incredibly important.
a.The foundation of our faith is ____________ answered prayer…fulfilled dreams or Hallmark endings.
b.Dreams that don’t come ____________ say nothing of God’s faithfulness or activity.
c.David shows us that we are ____________ to assume we’re ____________.
d.David shows us that it is all about thy will, not my will.
“If I find favor in the Lord’s eyes, he will bring me back…let him do to me whatever seems good to him.” 2 Samuel 15:25–26
e.____________ sets the example for us 1,000 years later…
“Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place…he knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.’” Luke 22:39-42
I, ____________________, may lose MY plans and dreams, but I will not lose MY confidence in God. I will not abandon God even when it appears, God has abandoned me. Like David, I will proclaim…
“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust…my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:1, 5