Scott Kelley - The Refuge
God, where are you when I hurt? I want to believe. -Simple answer: I am here!
The Preeminence of Christ - Faith connects us to the spiritual realm
 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.  And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.  For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,  and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
1 Peter 1:8-9
Because we see Him, we have joy. We need to stop telling ourselves lies. We let pains of the past continue to hurt us. We need to be reminded of the truth.
Declare in faith His promises
1 John 15:5
Tell myself truth.
The biggest test of faith is time.
When we abide in Christ - we will bear fruit.
Truth is not dependent on my feelings or thoughts, but on what is true.
Choice in path to walk - joy or misery. Whichever one you walk in will grow.
Clear image of Christ
We give up because we make it about "me".
God uses dreams and visions - they will line up with scripture.
God redeems and restores.
1 Peter 1:20
He appeared in the flesh for me.
Colossians 1:16 - All things created
Psalms 139:13-16 Ephesians 2:10
Colossians 1:17 - Before all things & held together by Him.
Truth is truth, regardless of my circumstances!
We understand grace by giving and receiving grace. Jesus proclaimed that His grace was sufficient.
Colossians 1:18 - He is Head of the church & that He be made known (famous)
1 Peter 2:9
Job 42:1-6 I know you can do all things - ask how not why.
What to do...
Look to Jesus
Remember He holds all things together
He is the Lord and head of the church
Declare truth - speak life & truth to each other