The best that the world has to offer in this situation goes something like this: “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” But that immediately raises the question: where does the sweet stuff come from? Why did Jeremiah write, “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth?” (Lamentations […]
When you read Lamentations 3:1-20, you can almost feel the sharp edge of God’s judgment. Through the blessed Instrument that we call “The Scriptures,” we can experience the dark emotions of a grieving man. As believers, we know that we are not under God’s wrath (Romans 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9). But each true believer […]
Taking Hold of God When Your Spirit is Deeply Troubled 1 Samuel 1:1-2:2 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. (1 Samuel 1:10) Listen to the audio message here. How will you confront those bitter feelings that arise from personal attacks? You may try to ignore them, […]
When the anxious man saw Jesus, he rushed to Him and fell at His feet. Desperate, the grieving father could only choke out the words: “Come. . .and. . . because. . .” Sometimes your heart is so full of grief, so frightened by your fears, that words begin to fail you. In the agony […]
Seriously, why are you so sad? In this message, we look at two very discouraged men. They were really “down.” But by the end of the story, their sadness was ended, and they were filled with joy. How did it happen? Could this happen to you? Listen to this message here.