Wasteland Kings

Tag: despair

It’s scary when my feelings and my faith run in different directions. My faith and feelings have gone in the same direction for most of my life. Guilt and shame have pulled them away from the Bible’s truth at times. Most of the time a good sermon or spiritual experience have brought my feelings back in line with my faith. Going through Regeneration has thrown a little bit of a wrinkle into this trend. In storytelling terms, they call it…

We are in a bitter struggle. Temptation, evil, and despair crashes in on us from every front. Some days I want to give up and head for a beach to spend the rest of my days. This desire weakens when I remember we are winning. I heard this line in a movie the other day and it struck deep. It reminded me of our mission to spread light among the world. Though darkness may attack without relent, the forces of…

I easily get discouraged and lose heart. When this happens, I doubt whether God wants what’s best for me and sometimes even despair. These are not the prettiest times in my head, heart, and soul. I experienced one of them while I was in Ethiopia and God delivered me from my discouragement and despair in dramatic fashion. It all started with the plane ride. My body does not enjoy traveling on long plane rides and I don’t sleep well on…

This is the end of my story from last week. With my story about my first crush and fishing, I want to show that control had become everything in my life. It didn’t matter if it was a girl I wanted to date, pornography, or just a fishing trip; I just wanted control. That need for control of course didn’t end well and I had to choose between holding onto that need and trusting a God I could never control…

Similar to breathing air, we have to exhale our troubles to other Christians in order to inhale the powerful encouragement that God will pour through them. We also have to continue doing this to get the life that we want because, like air, it’s very easy to run out of hope and fall back into despair. God has delivered me from some nasty and painful sins that held me captive in the last couple of years, namely an addiction to…

So far, I haven’t talked on the blog about the book that I am writing. I actually started working on the book well before I started on the blog but I’ve kind of played it close to the vest up until now. In this blog, I’m going to share the thesis of the book and give you some quotes. I’d LOVE to hear your feedback on what I put in here. Let me know in the comments below or send…