When God Goes Silent

There is absolutely NOTHING that creates a greater sense of despair and hopelessness than feeling that God has quit listening or speaking to you. Everyone has felt it — and if we were to be honest, most people LIVE with that feeling. Is that what God wants? How can that be possible when Hebrews 13:5, which is referencing Joshua 1:5, says, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee….”? Was He lying? Does He take pleasure in seeing His children squirm, hurt, and cry? The Psalmist asked that exact same question in Psalm 102:1-2

Finding Real Hope

Experts predict that depression will be the second-most common health problem in the world by 2020. Some will look for hope in relationships, in accomplishments, in more wealth, in better health. Some will seek for it in pills or in a bottle, while others will try to find it through fantasy and escapism. But all of these just leave us more empty, more broken, more hopeless…

Hope for the Broke

We pick up the story in Ps. 42-43... David is discouraged: struggling emotionally, sinking in the quicksand of discontentment. He is complaining about what he doesn't have and feels like he needs. He feels distant from God and lacks true perspective of life. Then he begins to preach HOPE to himself... fighting the battle of hopelessness from the inside out, rather than letting the outside overcome him.