Sermons categorized under Discouragement
God does not intend to destroy us by the trials he allows to come our way. Those things that seem so painful now will one day be clearly seen as benefits to our spiritual growth.
If your God always does what you want, he’s probably not the God of the Bible.
The question is not "Can you?” but "Will you?”
Jesus will carry your backpack as you hike toward heaven.
Until you admit you need God’s help, you will be stuck exactly where you are.
There are many things we don’t know. But this we do know: God is at work, and he has not forgotten us.
The great question is not, “How can I get my prayers answered?” The great question is, “What will it take to draw me closer to God?”
If you feel the heavy weight of God hammering down on you, rest assured that nothing is being wasted. In the end, God will be glorified, and you will be more beautiful than you ever dreamed possible.
We do not gain if we turn away from God in the time of trouble. If we turn away from God, we lose our only ground of hope.
The cross reveals the great heart of God, and that heart is filled with love.