Your Pain, God's Grief
A Sermon Based on Isaiah 64:1-8
God wants us to be spiritually authentic about our lives. He wants us to joy to the heights when times are good. He also wants us to express our pain when we feel grief. Our culture doesn't agree. Our culture urges us to live spiritually plastic lives - to push down our very real feelings of pain. This sermon explains though that it's not just culture that stops us from feeling the very real pain in our lives - from truly lamenting what's broken in them. There is something far more profound going in us that stops us from doing it. BUT once we do react - once we do allow ourselves to feel the pain of our broken hearts God uses that lament to begin to break open our hearts in a brand new way: with HOPE.