Help stop the endless cycles of expectation, disappointment and despair.
- Do we have unrealistic expectations of happiness in western culture?
- Do we expect to experience unbroken tranquility in a world that has fallen from its Creator?
- Do we have a place for the groaning described in Romans 8:22-23?
As diagnoses of depression and cases of suicide escalate, the Church must equip people to understand what the Bible teaches about trials, hardships, suffering and sadness.
An inadequate theology of suffering contributes to unrealistic expectations of the “good” life. This in turn sends one through endless cycles of expectation-disappointment and despair.
Along these lines, it’s equally important to help people distinguish sadness due to neurological challenges from…
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