Posts tagged: Grief

Grief, Anger and Trust: Coming to the Lord in Lament

By Brittany Stichter on October 28, 2016

This week, Dr. Todd Billings began his message with Psalm 102:1-11, 23-27. He reminded us that we do not need to "get our emotions in order" before we come to church. All of our emotions are brought to God in the Psalms, but when the Psalms complain and protest against God they do so in a specific way. Psalm 102 protests against God hiding His face.

Giving Thanks When It’s Hard

By David Turner on November 22, 2017

It's easy to be thankful when things are going well, like when we ace the exam, when we get the raise, when we're healthy and our life is flourishing. It's not so easy to give thanks when we fail the exam, when we get fired or when tragedy strikes. I have yet to see an athlete point their index fingers to the sky to give thanks after striking out or getting sacked, and I'm not holding my breath. If…