Atheists, in time of deep need, aren’t the only ones to ask:
“Where is God?”
Bankruptcy, divorce, death, serious illness, a tragic accident, unanswered prayers, unemployment, underemployment, business loss, lack of friends, betrayal, being mocked / scorned / left out / abandoned / disenfranchised are many of the reasons to cause all of us at one point or another, to question God’s existence or faithfulness.
Our bitter disillusionment cons us into believing God is far, and in solitude we cry out:
“Who is God? Where is hope?”
When our lives are filled with an unquenchable, unnamed soul-ache, even those who call themselves, “Christ-followers, Christians, or faith-based,” slide into the abyss of unbelief and despair. Read the book of Psalms and you’ll find cavernous anguish bellowed out by a remorseful, King David.
You are not alone, dear one. God is right there with you, holding your wound in His hands. Know assuredly, He is waiting to be found by you, when you sincerely seek Him, in faith, with a humble, yearning heart.
“But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired (Isaiah 40:31, AMP).
The Tribe of Hope “Where is Hope,” page will be filled with resources, video clips, and comment that I hope will spur you on the upward trek through the wilderness of dry, dead bones. May you find what’s always been, which is an oasis and sanctuary of new hope and Living Water.
Tribe members, if you find something you believe will encourage and strengthen this community, please send along. As always, the latest entries on this page, will be on top, just under this comment.
This is a heartwarming animated video story of unlimited grace; a mercy-driven love that powers forgiveness and furnishes hope for the hopeless.
Here’s a beautiful, touching animated video story of courage, hope and refusal to settle for “just enough.”
Story from SECCWorshipTech on Vimeo.
Written by: Marcy Bryan
Underscore by: Paul Yerrick (paulyerrick.com)
Produced by: Southeast Worship Tech Team, Louisville, Kentucky @ http://www.southeastchristian.org), first aired, 10/22/2010, “A Night of Worship.”