Got Issues? by Jennifer Waddle

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Got Issues?
Series: Scarves of White - Replacing Our Issues With The Covering Of Christ
Jennifer Waddle
Psalm 102:25-27

''In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish but You remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing You will change them and they will be discarded. But You remain the same and Your years will never end.'' Psalm 102:25-27

I have to admit, I'm not much of a scarf wearer. I've always felt like my shoulders are too broad, and my neck too thick for a scarf. But I like them. I think they look great on others. And the choices of colors and styles are endless!

I do, however, wear emotional or habitual scarves every day. And some of them aren't flattering.

Now, I have to tell you, that when I first came up with the idea for this Bible study, I was originally going to call it The Unmentionables of Womanhood. You know, our unmentionables, as in underwear. But I just couldn't envision pulling different colored underwear out of the drawer as examples of our issues. Don't you agree?

Over the next few weeks, we will be taking a hard look at some of the most common things women face. These issues supersede age, status and personality. They are habits, attitudes, beliefs and strongholds that women of all walks of life face.

Although there are probably a hundred different issues, I narrowed it down to the ones I have either seen most often, or dealt with myself. And I've assigned each a color.

Red: Anger
Blue: Discontentment
Yellow: Insecurity
Purple: Pride
Black: Oppression

If you are apprehensive or unsure whether this study is for you, hang in there. Just showing up to see what it is about, is a good indication that you are dealing with some unwanted issues. Once we dive into the Word of God, I have no doubt He will speak to your heart and give you the confirmation you need. Speaking of God's Word…

Please open your Bibles to Isaiah chapter 1

We will be taking a look at a few verses from this Old Testament chapter, but before we do, let's refresh our minds a bit with who Isaiah was and who his listening audience was.

Isaiah lived during the time that the Kingdom of Israel was divided. The Assyrians had come in and taken 10 of the 12 tribes captive in 722 BC. Those ten tribes became the Northern Kingdom, or Israel, and the two remaining tribes became known as the Southern Kingdom, or Judah. Confused yet? I sure hope not.

You see, Isaiah was sent by God to warn Israel and Judah, and to condemn their backsliding ways. But he also spoke of repentance and salvation to anyone who would turn back to God.

Let's read Isaiah 1:1-3

''Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! For the Lord has spoken; ''I reared up children and brought them up, but hey have rebelled against Me. Th ...


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