Moving From Despair To Hope

Moving From Despair To Hope

We need a love that is greater than our self hate.
  • What do labels do?
    • They inform our opinions
    • They impact our feelings
    • They instruct our behavior
    • They influence our direction
  • The Dungeon Of Depression
    • A place to belong
    • Meaning purpose
Psalm 116:1-11
1 I love the LORD because He has heard
my appeal for mercy.
2 Because He has turned His ear to me,
I will call out to Him as long as I live.
3 The ropes of death were wrapped around me,
and the torments of Sheol overcame me;
I encountered trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of Yahweh:
“Yahweh, save me!”
5 The LORD is gracious and righteous;
our God is compassionate.
6 The LORD guards the inexperienced;
I was helpless, and He saved me.
7 Return to your rest, my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you.
8 For You, LORD, rescued me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
11 In my alarm I said,
“Everyone is a liar.”
  • We Need A Label That Overcomes Our Loneliness
    • The Label We Need Is His Name – YAHWEH
      • Present To Help
      • Able To Deliver
      • You Are Never Alone
  • We Need A Label To Lead Us
    • When We Are Weak
    • When Our Emotions Are Spiraling
    • When We Believe No One Understands
    • When We Generalize Others To Increase Our Skepticism
      • “All men”
      • “All women”
      • “All churches”
      • “All employees”
    • When We Feel Trapped
  • We Need A Love Greater Than Our Self Hate
    • A Tale Of Two Fails
    • The Gorilla Of Guilt
      • Peter
      • Judas