All posts in " hopelessness "

Paralyzing effect of hopelessness

By Dave Henning / February 2, 2024

“Hopelessness and depression . . . [have] a paralyzing effect at a time when most people need to get up and do something. Whatever you do, don’t let it paralyze you.  If you’ll take a step toward God, He will take every other step toward you, no matter how many it takes.  But you have […]


Change His nature to suit you?

By Dave Henning / September 16, 2021

“God does not change His nature in order to make you feel better about yourself.  This is something human beings often try to do; alter their behavior so that other people will respond to them in ways that are warm and accepting.  God does not change.”- Dr. Charles F. Stanley “Jesus Christ is the same […]


The grave danger to sufferers

By Dave Henning / January 15, 2019

“The grave danger to sufferers is not admission of weakness but delusions of strength. . . . .  if you tell yourself and other that you are strong, then you won’t seek and they won’t offer the enabling and strengthening grace that every sufferer needs.”- Paul David Tripp Paul David Tripp concludes Chapter 13 of […]


Reporting suffering or confessing the struggle

By Dave Henning / January 12, 2019

“Celebrating the gift of the body of Christ in the middle of suffering isn’t about reporting suffering but about confessing the struggle in the midst of it.  It isn’t just about communicating what you’re going through but also being honest about how you’re going through it.”- Paul David Tripp “You must also help us by […]


The black hole of hopelessness

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2016

“When we focus on the here and now- and especially on all the pain life has handed us- the black hole of hopelessness sucks us in and surrounds us.”- Wayne Stiles In Chapter 10 (“The Hope of Dying with Unfulfilled Dreams”) of Waiting on God, Dr. Wayne Stiles writes that after a series of stabbing […]

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