Posts tagged “Despair”
Watching the nation burn
Wildfires have been raging across the Northwest. Smoke from those fires has been altering the weather for a long time now in Idaho where…
A proper lament
My teenage son recently joined the ranks of those who can be given the moniker “Brace Face”—the world of orthodontia. This is a painful…
Keep the Faith: GOD Endures
A protective father dies young. A talented teammate moves away. A close friend gets a new job. In a world where nothing–even the best things in life–lasts for long, all you need to do is read Psalm 136 to see what does endure forever.
Solomon’s healthy perspective
Way before COVID-19 messed with our way of life, King Solomon looked at everything “under the sun” and said that it was all hevel,…
Keep the Faith: GOD’s Here
When you’re afraid, when you’re ready to flip out, when you need a refuge from fear, just where can you go to find God? Pastor Mike points us to a 3,000-year-old psalm that reminds us we don’t need to go anywhere in order to discover God.
Hey, friend, it’ll be alright
I was streaming a playlist when a phrase I’d heard a million times hit me like a cool breeze on a hot day. And…
Keep the Faith: GOD’s Enough
When life gets messy (and it will), do you know what to do? In today’s message, Pastor Mike digs into the book of Lamentations and looks at what the prophet Jeremiah says when it seems hope is gone and life is too messed up.
Keep the Faith: GOD Can
God brings the storm and calms it: He wants to give you good things but doesn’t want you to forget him. He allows hardship in your life but doesn’t want you to get angry. How does God maintain this sweet spot of giving you blessings and pain so you keep the faith? With these two truths that Pastor Mike will explore in today’s message.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the…
Keep the Faith: GOD Cares
You may be drinking with the devil and not even know it. Beware because there are three shots the devil would love for you to drink that will shake your faith. Know what these lies are and how to combat them so you can stay sober with God’s truth.
The problem with coping mechanisms
Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…
The devil divides
Usually crisis brings people together. I remember speaking with a distant relative who fought in WWII. He said that during the war, the whole…