Ep. 8: Finding Hope in the Sadness (Live)

“Ep. 8: Finding Hope in the Sadness”
Your Best New Self with Helen Elizabeth

Being able to both control our emotions and take our thoughts captive is not an easy task to say the least. In this episode, we’ll continue our walk through Ecclesiastes (in Ecc. 3) as we discuss how we can find hope when we feel overwhelmed by sadness. This episode is an IG Live recording and is the second of a four-part Bible Study Series focusing on managing our emotions in a healthy, God-centered way.

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Hope > Fear…Always.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

Hope is greater than fear…always. Yes, indeed. I know so because the Bible tells me so. But isn’t knowing often very different from feeling? And when knowledge and feeling don’t add up, we tend go with our feelings. Even when that means forgetting “what we know”.

“Sometimes when your trying to sleep; and all your doubts and your faith don’t agree, it’s ’cause…sometimes the hardest thing to believe is the truth.” (Relient K, “Truth”)

The other day I posted on my various social media forums asking followers what they would like this post to be about. Well if you’re one of those followers, thank you SO much for all your comments and wonderful ideas you suggested! I will definitely write about many of the topics mentioned in the upcoming weeks! But if you haven’t already figured it out by the title…today, I’m going to discuss overcoming fear in a way you might not expect – by not overcoming it. Continue reading