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  • The Needs Of The Despairing

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,941 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
     | 6,079 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 Answer To Despair

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 3, 2015
     | 1,961 views

    The Answer to Despair

  • Overcoming Despair

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Oct 12, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,805 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

  • Mountain Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Grant Macdonald on Nov 23, 2011
     | 2,112 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

  • A Chronicle Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jul 25, 2016
     | 2,305 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.

  • Despair Or Repair Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 29, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,511 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

  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jun 7, 2014
    based on 10 ratings
     | 21,847 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

  • From The Depths Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser, M. Div. on Nov 1, 2018
     | 333 views

    Pour out your heart to God in times of Despair; seek consolation in his love for you.

    The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. He eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and ...read more

  • Overreacting To Elijah's Declaration Of Despair

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Feb 6, 2015
     | 852 views

    Overreacting To Elijah's Declaration Of Despair

    A Facebook theologian has commented in agreement with Christian broadcaster Chuck Swindoll that we should never pray for God to take a loved one home to eternity. It is contended doing so can apparently derail His sovereignty. Apparently, if we believe that He is sovereign, we should know ...read more

  • Hope In Times Of Despair

    Contributed by William Hooper on Feb 16, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,527 views

    How can we find hope when we despair of being rid of depression or guilt or besetting sin? How to find hope in Jesus.

    Hope in Times of Despair Lamentations 3:1-6, 16-25 INTRODUCTI0N The year is 586 BCE. The nation Israel had already been taken into captivity. Now, the city of Jerusalem was under siege by the Babylonians. Soon, the walls of the city would be destroyed. The Babylonian army would plunder all ...read more

  • Hope On The Midst Of Despair Series

    Contributed by John Davis on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,746 views

    A five message series on the resurrection with Small group study questions for five weeks.

    Hope in the Midst of Despair The Resurrection of Jesus Christ and Believers 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 (Part One - vs. 1-11) The resurrection of Jesus and the promise of the believer’s resurrection offer the ultimate hope in the midst of a world of despair. We are caught between two resurrections ...read more

  • From Doubt To Despair To Destiny

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Jan 30, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,413 views

    In the story of Hagar and Ishmael we see Hagar go from doubting God to despair and the to fulfilling the destiny that God has for her son

  • The Battle With Giant Despair Series

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Feb 19, 2016
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,909 views

    All men and women who are Christians will fight with depression at times in their walk with God. We can look at Elijah's struggles and find helpful ways to contend with it.

  • Troubles & Worries, But No Despair

    Contributed by Kelly Durant on Aug 7, 2015
     | 3,691 views

    It is painfully hard, but we have to accept that we are just frail people in frail bodies living in a broken sinful world where many tragedies happen daily!