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We trust that you will receive a blessing from learning a little about Calvary Baptist Church, and how we can be a help to you in your relationship with the LORD God.
Calvary Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church located in Australind, Western Australia, 8km North of the port city of Bunbury.
It would be our privilege to have you attend one of our church services, should you be in our area. It is our prayer that you will be able to worship God with us in a simple, God-honouring manner. In our services you will find Biblical preaching and practical teaching for all ages, the singing of time honoured hymns and opportunities to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Calvary Baptist Church desires that people should come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and find a Bible preaching church home to worship and serve God in. If we can be of any help toward this end, please contact us using the information below.
Services held at at Riverlinks Family Centre, Australind All ages Sunday School, 9:00am Sunday Main Service, 10:00am Wednesday Evening, 7:00pm
Services held at at CWA Hall, Collie Sunday Afternoon Service, 2:00pm
Phone: (08) 9797 0056 or 0439 970 059 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: PO Box 8, Australind, Western Australia 6233
... line upon line ... Isaiah 28:10
Part 2 of 5 on Discouragement:
Isaiah 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; …
The danger of being discouraged is that we dwell on it. We pity ourselves, bemoan our troubles and begin to look inward at our own emotions instead of looking to Almighty God Who called us to Himself. Isaiah is reminding himself of the things God has done in his life to PREPARE him for the work at hand.
All his life, God had been preparing Isaiah to be a sharp sword, a polished arrow, so that one day he would stand up and be a prophet for Him. But you might ask: why are we talking about being PREPARED for the work? Are we not supposed to be dealing with discouragement?
Are we not supposed to be sitting under a Juniper tree like Elijah, or stewing in the belly of a whale like Jonah, or curled up in bed too sad to face the world? Are we not supposed to gather our friends around us, as did Job, to bewail how bad we are feeling, how tough life is and how unfairly we have been treated? Indeed, no.
We are talking about God’s way of dealing with discouragement, not ours. Here God is reminding Isaiah that he is already equipped for the work he has to do, otherwise God would not have called him to do the work in the first place. God does not want his child to sit around in discouragement, rather to get courage back and return to the task at hand.
And, now, see the cure for discouragement – get back to work! You have a job to do, you have been PREPARED by God to do it, then get to it. After all, you stopped doing it, so you need to restart it. This is exactly the advice Almighty God gave to Elijah in the wilderness, when he was discouraged and ran from Jezebel.
And what was that advice? Simple – get back to work. Read it for yourself in 1Kings 19:15-16, where Elijah was instructed to stop thinking about himself, find Elisha and train him up to be a prophet. So, if you are discouraged today, stop thinking about you and your weaknesses, remember that God has called you to serve Him and PREPARED you to do so … and … get back to work.
After all, God is worthy to be served with great loyalty and courage after all He has done for you.