Long before you face a problem, God already has a plan



  • vision about children’s ministry here.  Set them at ease.
  • But how is a follower of Jesus different? – We ask God to miraculously protects us.
  • What does protection mean? Joaquin’s story at birth.  


  • Long before you face a problem, God already has a plan. 

Jeremiah 29:11

  • Flood – Noah.  Jonah – fish. Israelites – red sea.  Health, job…
  • Walking through today?
  • Paul 
    • 6 – 15,  Not fair—Can’t trust you. 
    • Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians. Philemon. We rejoice in our suffering. Hardships —Persecutions —Difficulties —Weak/Strong
    • 40.  prison ship. Snake. Abandoned.  2 Timothy 4: 17,18 I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion and the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for his heavenly kingdom.
  • Personal example. storm with Jesus. Don’t you care??  lack of faith = He didn’t care… God has a plan.
  • At the end we will give you an opportunity to be prayed for.


  • Power of prayer – some things happen only because of prayer.
  • Pray for protection – offensive move for protection as you witness.
    • Psalm 34:7 – The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, / and delivers them.
    • Yourself, others. Satan hates local churches.  character
  • 1952 Jim Elliot The Shadow of the Almighty- Psalm 91
    • Psalm 91:1,2 – What is this secret place? It is a person, not a place. 
    • The safest place in the world is in the presence of God
    • The protection of God is accessed through the presence of God.

VISION – band comes up here.  When we are in his presence – fear is as darkness is to light.

  • Worship Him—Not for WHAT but WHO he is.  Keep our mind on God, God keeps our mind at peace.