Word of Grace: Gracious Comfort for the Lonely, Grieving, and Burned Out

During this unprecedented global crisis, we need the good news of Jesus more than ever. Our short video devotions are designed for anyone- youth worker, parent, teen- to be reminded of what God’s word says about his unchanging character and love.

Alice Churnock: Comfort in Changing Seasons

Whether you’re in a winter season or a spring season in life, Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us that each of these has a beautiful purpose for our life story. Our sovereign God has ordained each moment and remains in control of even the tiniest details.

Ben Birdsong: Forsaken by God

Description: In times like we find ourselves, many people feel like God has forgotten them. Through the lens of Psalm 22, we will explore four truths about the character of God to sustain us when we feel alone and forgotten, and find hope in the gospel truth that Jesus was forsaken so we will never be left alone.

Davis Lacey: Good News for Those Grieving due to COVID-19

Looking at Isaiah 53, Rooted Steering Committee member Davis Lacey shows how our grief reminds us of the gospel, leads us to understand Jesus’ love for us more deeply, and assures us that we are never alone in our pain- for Jesus has gone before us!

Mike McGarry: Grace for the Burned Out

Many of us are so “done” with this quarantine. What started with a fresh dose of creativity and energy to rethink our ministries has now led to significant discouragement for many youth workers. Parents are exhausted from working at home, homeschooling their kids, and trying to maintain family harmony. Hebrews 4:14-16 offers a word of comfort for those who are burned out, because Jesus sympathizes with us in our weakness. Take this moment to receive the grace you preach – our peace and joy flow from Christ’s provision, not from our performance. So if you’re burned out and feel like a failure, that’s ok. Hebrews 4:14-16 reminds us Jesus sympathizes with us in our weakness so that we can draw near to the throne of grace for help and mercy in our time of need.

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