1. Help comes for those who cannot help themselves. When we bottom-out and come to the end of ourselves, that is where hope springs.
  2. Our comfort in this seemingly endless age of crisis after crisis is the inexhaustible hope of Jesus’s reversal.
  3. Your loving Lord is not oblivious to your pain and sadness.
  4. We worry about the fact our days are as grass – so we try to scratch out a place for ourselves, to make a permanent, lasting place, to climb to higher places and succeed, more often than not, only to hurt each other in the process.
  5. I wanted the devotions of this book to be a source of strength for everyone who has waited all night to see the sun come up again.
  6. This book is not in your hands so that we can simply commiserate with each other’s difficulties. It is meant to pierce your sin-darkened night with the light of God’s Word.
  7. God is not a preoccupied parent, he’s an invested and interested tender loving Father. He values what perplexes us.
  8. The sword of the spirit in Holy Scripture does indeed show us our sin, but thanks be to God, it also shows us our Savior.
  9. Our hope is God's mercy. It's like a well that never dries up. His mercies were there before he created us. They are present for us today.
  10. The imprecatory psalms are like release valves for hurting souls. Their stanzas are God-given spaces in which we can bear our soul’s torment.
  11. Gretchen and Katie have been on the road, in the midst of harvest, and have collected the best highlights of the recent 1517 conference in Las Vegas.
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