Life Challenges

Stories of Hope for the Despairing

New life awaits. You don’t need life to end. Instead, you need new life here and now, a new beginning, and a new spirit, which is exactly what God offers you through his Word. God can redeem any life—including yours.

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There’s New Life Waiting for You

You must understand: Life and death are more than whether your lungs breathe and heart beats. Life and death are both spiritual and eternal as well as physical. Physical death is only a door that reveals our true spiritual state for all eternity. 

Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life” (John 5:24 ESV). 

The life that Jesus offers is eternal. But that life begins here on earth when you come to trust in him (John 17:3; John 14:6).  
It’s a life of peace, knowing that your sins are forgiven and you are right with God (Romans 8:1; Romans 5:1).  
It’s a life of joy, knowing that nothing can ever separate you from the love of God that is yours in Christ (Romans 8:35-39; John 15:11; Psalm 16:11).  
It’s a life of community, knowing that you are not in this alone, because you are part of Jesus’ family, the church (1 Peter 2:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26). 

This life begins when you come to trust in Jesus. And it continues and stretches out into eternity. 

Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who suffered and died for your sin? He rose from the dead to free you of the power, penalty, and presence of sin, and to give you a new relationship with God?  

You must only come as you are and receive his free gift (Romans 6:23). And he is ready to receive you.  

Would you call on him today, asking him to trade your sin, sorrow, and despair for his eternal life (Romans 10:13)? 



Theme Verse

But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD, he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

PSALM 33:18-21 NIV

Encouraging Testimonies
Article: 5 Min

Songs of Hope
Wrung From Sorrow


I live,
you also will live.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.


Because He Lives (Amen)

by Matt Maher

Praise & Worship

Living Hope

by Phil Wickham
Psalm 40:1-3 ESV

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 18:3-6 NIV

I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies. The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

Video: 6 Min


The Reason

by Lacey Sturm

Praise & Worship

In Christ Alone / The Solid Rock (Medley)

by Travis Cottrell

But the eyes 
of the Lord
are on those who fear him,
on those whose
hope is in his
unfailing love,
to deliver them from death

Psalm 33:18-19 NIV
Psalm 25:3 NIV

No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ESV

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.


My hope is built
on nothing less

than Jesus' blood
and righteousness.

I dare not trust
the sweetest frame

but wholly lean
on Jesus' name.

Edward Mote
Hope, true hope,
biblical hope,
hope that grows
out of that which
is eternal
—not temporal—
is the remedy for the suicidal mind.
Hope delivers from death
(Psalm 33:19).
John 6:37-40 NIV

All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.

Video: 2 Min
by Thomas Terry at The Gospel Coalition

Be strong
and take heart
all you who
hope in the Lord.

Psalm 31:24 NIV

Praise & Worship

I Won't Let You Go

by Switchfoot