1. When the waters of anxiety and depression rise, there is One who understands.
  2. Human solutions to problems, important as they are, are inadequate to meet our deepest needs
  3. We do not choose our struggles, but there is One who has chosen to always be with us.
  4. The Lord assures Jeremiah he has not forgotten him. He is there and will rescue him.
  5. Lord, remember us to remind us, that we may know all good things come from you.
  6. The issue is not the existence of so-called inner rings, but our desire and willingness to spend our lives in order to gain from an inner ring what is freely promised in Christ: hope, security, and identity.
  7. I’ve experienced firsthand the promise that God never leaves a congregation empty-handed.
  8. God’s published will offers us anchorage, the anchorage of Jesus Christ, in the midst of chaos, reminding us that there is a greater purpose to our lives than the pursuit of worldly success or fleeting pleasures.
  9. This is an excerpt from part two of “Finding God in the Darkness: Hopeful Reflections from the Pits of Depression, Despair, and Disappointment” by Bradley Gray (1517 Publishing, 2023).
  10. While we wait in tribulation for our white robes (or pants) to be washed in the blood of the Lamb, we confess to one another our seen and unseen stains.
  11. The Holy Spirit unleashes his power through us, his vines, and we then get to watch as his fruits blossom and ripen.
  12. Everything in Scripture is God revealing himself to his people, you and me.