It has been said that we can last 40 days without food, 8 days without water, 5 minutes without air, but not a single minute without hope. Many of us of have lost hope and without hope we often give in to despair. You can see it on the face, hear it in the voice, and recognize it in the spirit. How can we discover a hope that lives? Join us in February as we explore finding a HOPE THAT LIVES when all seems lost.
Ever have one of those days where it feels like everything is a bit 'off' .. where despite counting your blessings and a good night's sleep you feel discouraged by your circumstances or by the chaos around you? Our culture, even sometimes our own families, can create environments of division, discontent, or sadness. It's easy to feel engulfed in a seemingly never-ending fog of negativity. So, what do we do when life wears us down and we lack the energy to rise above the pessimistic influences facing us?
Many of us of have lost hope and without hope we often give in to despair. You can see it on the face, hear it in the voice, and recognize it in the spirit. How can we discover a hope that lives? Join us in February as we explore finding a HOPE THAT LIVES when all seems lost.
Week 1 (February 4th): When Life Falls Apart
Sometimes life disintegrates. Unexpected illness, loss of job, or relationships can leave us living in dispair. How do you keep hope alive when life suddenly falls apart?
Week 2 (February 11th): When Life Is Beyond Busy
Our lives are crazy busy. For too many busy is an addiction that increases our stress and shortens our tempers. Busy can distract us from the most important things in our lives . . . and our relationships suffer. Beyond busy living attacks a HOPE that LIVES.
Week 3 (February 18th): When You Walk Alone
It is hard to walk alone, but it happens. All of us will spend a significant amount of time alone. Some never marry. For others a sudden death, an unexpected divorce, and even social awkwardness or dysfunction can leave us walking alone, isolated and hurting. Can hope really be alive when we walk alone?
Week 4 (February 25th): When You Feel Like Quitting
Some of you may be hitting the wall right now—feeling like you can’t go on, like you’ll never make it. You are physically drained, emotionally depleted, and spiritually empty. Most of all you just don’t see the point in continuing. Even when we can’t see a way forward God is already ahead of us working to make a way for us.