Do we expect too much?

Help stop the endless cycles of expectation, disappointment and despair.

Wisdomforlife

  • 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?
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.”

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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