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  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jun 7, 2014
    based on 10 ratings
     | 21,067 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

  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 5,812 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

  • The Needs Of The Despairing

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,863 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

  • Mountain Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Grant Macdonald on Nov 23, 2011
     | 1,998 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
     | 2,339 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

  • Overcoming Despair

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Oct 12, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,476 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

  • The Answer To Despair

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 3, 2015
     | 1,748 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

  • A Chronicle Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jul 25, 2016
     | 2,170 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

  • Jesus Is The Answer To Despair Series

    Contributed by Jesse Bennett on May 3, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,940 views

    Let me introduce you to an old friend you’ve know for a long time. A friend is someone that makes you a better person. That friend is trouble...

    Jesus Answer to Despair: Jesse Bennett Let me introduce you to an old friend you’ve know for a long time. A friend is someone that makes you a better person. Sometimes a friend loves you so much he will even hurt you to help you. Proverbs says the wounds of a friend can be trusted, but ...read more

  • Hope In The Middle Of Despair

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Nov 18, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,905 views

    This message focuses on Lamentations chapter 3, especially where Jeremiah pivots from all his sorrow and introduces hope in God's mercies and faithfulness.

    Hope in the Middle of Despair Lamentations 3:19-58 CHCC – November 6, 2011 INTRODUCTION: The picture on the screen is a 1630 Rembrandt oil painting titled Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem. If you look in the background you see people fleeing a city that is in ...read more

  • In The Midst Of Despair - A Child Is Born!

    Contributed by Thomas H on Feb 11, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,211 views

    In the book of Isaiah, God has been prophesying judgement and destruction upon the nation of Israel. Then all of a sudden, this wonderful prophecy is given - a prophecy about a child who will deliver them from the darkness. As Christians we know this pr

    Isaiah 9:1-7 (8:23-6 Hebrew and Czech Bibles) (This message was preached shortly before Christmas, 2003, in a church in the Czech Republic, my wife Marcela’s native country. The message was translated into Czech.) In a week and a half’s time it will be Christmas. What does Christmas mean to ...read more

  • Out Of Despair...hope Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Nov 22, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,636 views

    Rather than shine light into the darkness, God brought light out of darkness, hope out of despair for Israel and will do so for us.

    Introduction: In America today, when most people think of Christmas, they think of images like these. (Show slides of Christmas images.) We have a very glamorous, glittery, plastic, cheery, bright image of Christmas here in America. It’s a holiday of parties, and gifts and shopping and ...read more

  • Hope In A World Of Despair

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 345 ratings
     | 14,846 views

    1- A - all have sinned 2- B - Behold the Lamb of God 3- C - Come unto me

    INTRO.- We live in a stressful or stress-filled society. ILL.- A Tahoma, Washington newspaper carried the story of Tattoo the basset hound some time ago. Tattoo didn’t intend to go for an evening run, but when his owner shut the dog’s leash in the car door and took off for a drive – with ...read more

  • Christmas - Joy Or Despair?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 422 ratings
     | 15,352 views

    Herod issues an order that all little boys two years old & younger in Bethlehem are to be murdered. In horror, we wonder how anyone could have reacted that way to a baby’s birth. (PowerPoints available - #180)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2014) (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #180.) A. Please listen as I read these familiar words found in Matthew 2:1-12. “After Jesus was born ...read more

  • When Despair Descends Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 16, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,825 views

    The absence of hope is despair.

    Many years ago an S-4 submarine went down off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank with a full compliment of sailors aboard. The US Navy did everything possible to rescue the men trapped inside, including sending down deep divers. But time was not on their side and the air supply began to run out. ...read more