Sharing the Burden Part 2

Have you ever wished there were more hours in the day? Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you work you just can’t seem to get everything done? Last week we talked about the reasons why we keep the heavy burdens of life to ourselves. Whether it’s because we feel like we can’t trust other people, or we don’t want to be a burden to others, it doesn’t change the fact that we feel overwhelmed. As we read through Exodus 18:19-23 we’ll focus on the importance of our God-given task, how we can share the workload, and what it will accomplish in our lives.  Continue reading

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Sharing the Burden Part 1

 

Have you ever felt like you had the weight of the world on your shoulders? Or that people were expecting too much from you? The feeling of being overwhelmed is not unfamiliar to most of us, and over time, can leave us feeling tired and ineffective. We tend to start blaming ourselves and others for not meeting up to par with expectations, and we spiral out of control. God understands why we as His children, tend to keep the burden of worry and responsibility to ourselves. Exodus 18 gives us a great depiction of the heavy burden we carry sometimes. Continue reading

Does God Really Understand Me? Part 3

What is the most painful thing you can remember in your life? It can be physical, emotional, or psychological. Abuse can be so destructive in our lives that it leaves emotional scars that can cause us to question God’s goodness. We start asking questions like: “If God was so good, why would he let this happen to me?” The last part of this series, “Does God Really Understand Me?”, isn’t a way to belittle your pain or make you situation any less significant then what it really is. But as we read through Matthew 27:27-31, we will discover together the amount of abuse Jesus went through before He was crucified on the cross. Continue reading

Does God Really Understand Me? Part 2

Have you ever been hurt by somebody else? Many of us have felt taken advantage of and betrayed by friends and even family. Trust can be a very fragile thing and can be hard to earn back. Sometimes it can leave a scar among relationships and people never leave the same. In the second part of this three-part series, we will explore the betrayal of Judas and ask God the hard question: Does God really understand my hurt? Mark Chapter 14 sheds a new light on the life of Jesus, on the night he was betrayed. Continue reading

Does God Really Understand Me? Part 1

Have you ever wondered if God really understood how you felt? Have you ever thought: if God was so good, why would He let me go through this situation? Through this three part series, we will discover together the character of God, and learn about how He went through rejection, betrayal, and abuse for the iniquities of others. Continue reading