Grief and Lament
Unstuck • October 18, 2020 • Rebecca Hamlin
Life can be a series of ungrieved losses. Loss is incredibly difficult to navigate in life and if we don’t deal with it, we will become angry, bitter, or depressed. Grief and loss are a part of life, and a place that Jesus meets us in. God’s invitation is to bring our grief to him through lament. In lament we bring the full range of human experience and emotion, the depth of our pain, the reality of our loss, our brokenness, our questions, our doubts to God. As we do that, we also remember his character, we recommit our trust in Him, and we rediscover our hope.
When God Doesn’t Make Sense
Unstuck • October 11, 2020 • Josh Reich
One of the biggest places we experience bitterness is when God doesn’t do what we hope or expect. Why does God allow certain things to happen? Why does He stop some things but not others? We must learn how to reconcile our bitterness towards God so that we can handle the other places bitterness creeps in. When we do this, God changes our perspective to begin to see what He is doing behind the scenes of our lives that we can’t see.
Offense and Forgiveness
Unstuck • October 4, 2020 • Glen Elliott
For many of us, bitterness can be traced to a relationship that didn’t go as we hoped or we experienced some deep hurt from. Often, we will hold onto things that the other person isn’t even dealing with, allowing them to take up real estate in our hearts. We must learn how to confront what we can address, then forgive. Forgiveness is the path to freedom from the bitterness and the power the hurt has over us.