094 - Confidence In The Day Of Trouble

May 5, 2020

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 094 – SHOW NOTES

 

THE Q&A FORMAT

 

  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 094 titled:

Confidence In The Day Of Trouble

– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”

 

  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.

 

  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.

 

BB&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…

 

  • BB – What is your source of your great confidence?

JT answers

 

  • JT – What about you, what is your source of confidence?

BB answers

 

  1. Bob – POINT: God gives great confidence to face difficulties as we rely upon Him.

 

Psalm 23:4–6 (ESV) — 4 Even 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. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 

Psalm 23:1–3 (ESV) — 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

 

  1. JT ------ LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog,

Confidence In The Day Of Trouble

 

 

 

  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

Confidence In The Day Of Trouble

  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”

((((:03 PAUSE))))

 

  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…

 

  1. Bob (((BOOK PITCH FOR “Power In The Valley”))))

–… & Sermon link on the website.

(((:03 PAUSE)))

 

  1. JT – “So here we go… in our time for WHAT ABOUT THIS…  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…

 

  1. JTQuestion ONE

 

What are some spiritual keys holding fast to confidence in the Lord?

 

  1. Bob

 

GRATITUDE AND FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

 

 

Psalm 27:1–4 (ESV) — 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. 4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

 

Gratitude – noticing God’s hand, recalling His help and protection, being ready to acknowledge it and give thanks…

 

FELLOWSHIP with God…

  • Daily time in God’s word, prayer, and seeking fellowship with His people in corporate worship

 

 

Psalm 27:5 (ESV) — 5 For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.

 

JT –  Question Two… From a mental standpoint…

 

How does this confidence then spill over into the mental… it’s more than a mind game but it does include our “minds,” right?

 

  1. Bob

 

MOST DEFINITELY…. IT’S A MENTAL DISCIPLINE TO GET OUR MINDS OFF THE TROUBLE AND FOCUS UPON THE GOD’S GREATNESS AND POWER, UPON HIS HELP IN THE PAST…. And the desire above all desires… FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM..

Psalm 1:1–3 (ESV) — 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Joshua 1:9 (ESV) — 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 

  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life….

 

Athletes are always facing adversity… what is something you have found from athletics that would apply to facing a day of trouble… like today?

 

  1. Bob

ADAPT – ACROSTIC  ---- “new normal” rather than “return to the old normal”

  1. Accept
  2. Diagnose
  3. Analyze
  4. Plan
  5. Take action

 

  1. Bob’s final comment

 

Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life

 

  1. Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 094

 

  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast

 

(((:03 pause)))

 

  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- The Battle For the Mind

 

(((pause for music transition)))

 

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