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  • Despair

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Mar 17, 2020
     | 1,985 views

    Sometimes, even faithful people can experience heartache to the point of losing hope. God knows what we're going through and He has a plan for us all.

    Opening and Introduction In our text today, Paul has a summary of one of his travels, and how it affected him. There was a time when things were so bad, that he lost all hope, and despaired of life itself. Despair is one of those words we don’t use every day. We talk about feeling down, sad, or ...read more

  • Hope In Despair Series

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Apr 24, 2019
     | 718 views

    Even in death, we have hope in Christ

    March 27, 2019 - Good Friday Service Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Mary Erickson John 18:1-19:42 Hope in Despair Brother Charles de Foucauld wrote what he entitled The Prayer of Abandonment. He imagined that it was Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. It seems appropriate to read on Good ...read more

  • Hopelessness In Despair

    Contributed by Steve Woods (Pastor Woody) on Mar 19, 2019
     | 1,813 views

    When you have a feeling of hopelessness and in despair, remember the Love of God and how He never abandon's or forsakes you.

    With all that we have faced so far together, I wanted to make sure all my Brothers and Sisters remember one thing… do not lose hope! We have been riddled with sickness, disease, death and despair within this past year. Much sadness has been felt by all and many tears have been shed. As ...read more

  • A Chronicle Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jul 25, 2016
     | 3,432 views

    Even godly people struggle with bouts of despair and depression. Take a look at Elijah's life and find biblical ways to deal with these issues.

    What a strange turn of events in the life of our hero we read in 1 Kings 19. Why would this man of God be so despondent that he hoped to die? Let’s recount the circumstances that brought Elijah to this point as we explore a chronicle of despair. First, Elijah had stood boldly before King Ahab ...read more

  • Mountain Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Grant Macdonald on Nov 23, 2011
     | 3,229 views

    Sometimes our own expectations get in the way of us enjoying God’s pleasure in us.

    Last week in our Mountain Moment series, we considered the "Mountain of Choice" as we looked at Elijah’s showdown on Mt. Carmel with the prophets of Baal. One man stood against the darkness of a nation. One man represented God when no one else would. When you look at Elijah’s encounter with the ...read more

  • Despair Or Repair Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 29, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,605 views

    Nehemiah's life is a lesson in leadership. Nehemiah did more than rebuild a wall; he helped restore a people from ruin and despair to new hope and a renewed walk with God.

    Nehemiah is an appropriate book to study as we get into a new year. It is the story of a new beginning. Nehemiah saw the heart-breaking plight of Jerusalem and determined to be part of the solution. His life is a lesson in leadership. Nehemiah did more than rebuild a wall; he helped restore a ...read more

  • The Answer To Despair

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 3, 2015
     | 3,243 views

    The Answer to Despair

    Deuteronomy 33:26–29 The Answer to Despair Moses now faced death, and could say, “The eternal God is [my] refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms …” I. The Everlasting Arms Belong to the God of Eternity - The eternal God is thy refuge, 1) The Eternal God is ...read more

  • Death By Despair

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 25, 2020
     | 1,587 views

    Christians are to preach Christ's peace and the hope He brings to a hopeless, despairing world.

    “Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. ...read more

  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jun 7, 2014
    based on 10 ratings
     | 24,731 views

    Looking at the proper response to despair.

    Dealing With Despair II Kings 4:1-7 During the Thirty Years' War in the 17th century, German pastor Paul Gerhardt and his family were forced to flee from their home.One night as they stayed in a small village inn, homeless and afraid, his wife broke down and cried openly in despair. To comfort ...read more

  • The Needs Of The Despairing

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,468 views

    Learn to encourage the despairing by understanding how to meet the four needs of the despairing

    If you’ve been with us for a while, you would know that on the third Sunday of each month, we study the Book of Job. We are on chapters 6 and 7 this morning. Chapters 1 and 2 of Job gave us the setting for the story. Job was a man who worshipped God and shunned evil. Job was wealthy, wise ...read more

  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 7,448 views

    WHEN YOUR LIFE IS FALLING APART, GOD IS THERE TO SEE US THROUGH.

    Title: Dealing with Despair Text I Samuel 30:1-6 Intro: We all have crisis in our lives. Times when we feel there is neither hope nor anywhere to turn for relief. Many of us feel that we are living in a perpetual state of crisis and that God himself has turned a deaf ear toward us. This ...read more

  • Overcoming Despair

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Oct 12, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,297 views

    We all experience despair at times and God will help us to overcome it.

    Title: Overcoming Despair Text: Psalm 13:1-6 “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my ...read more

  • A Vision Of Hope In A World Of Despair

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Dec 6, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,387 views

    In Christian hope there is no person so lost he cannot be changed by the grace of God and no situation so desperate that God is powerless over it.

    Title: A Vision of Hope in a World of Despair Text: Romans 15:4-13 Thesis: In Christian hope there is no person so lost he cannot be changed by the grace of God and no situation so desperate that God is powerless over it. Introduction In the last few weeks I have read three articles that ...read more

  • "A Mothers Despair"

    Contributed by Chris Carter on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,936 views

    A sermon for Mothers

    -We are told of the woman whose worth is far above rubies. Proverbs 31 is very descriptive of a good mother and wife. Some things laid out in that passage is that she is a caretaker of her house, by that I mean God has given her an instinct to provide for her children, nurture them, and protect ...read more

  • "Hope In The Midst Of Despair"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 29, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,147 views

    A sermon for Easter.

    “Hope in the Midst of Despair” John 20:1-18 When you encounter the living Jesus, in the midst of despair, everything changes. In our Gospel Lesson for this morning, we are confronted with a rollercoaster of emotions. Our story begins in darkness. Mary Magdalene went to the ...read more