What Not to Do When Discouraged
#3 in Rebuilding: A Study in Ezra & Nehemiah
Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build and bribed counselors against them to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia. – Ezra 4:4-5 ESV
Opposition to the work of God often comes from those ____________ to be the people of God. – Kevin DeYoung
God uses ______________ to _________ us, but not _________ us.
Two dangers: Finding ___________ everywhere or ___________ it is __________.
“We should not be ____________ that a lifelong journey with God might bring us suffering and hardship. If the cross teaches us anything, it teaches us that sometimes God comes through after we’ve been killed.”
– Erwin McManus