Remembering Our Hope:
Rooted Women's Conference

Live Recording from Community Bible Church, Savannah, GA
This message was originally presented during the 2020 Rooted Women's Conference at Community Bible Church in Savannah, GA on February, 29th, 2020.
The recording has been generously provided by the CBC communications team.
Learn more about Community Bible Church at this link.
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Have you ever experienced a dashed hope? Many of us know what it’s like to put our hope into something or someone, only to be disappointed by the outcome. When trials come and life gets hard, we become disoriented and tempted to place our hope and trust in created things instead of the Creator, often leading us into deep despair and doubt. In this session, we examine the nature of our hearts’ hopes and desires, and see how Jesus Christ serves as the true and better hope.

During the talk, I weave a deeply personal testimony about my journey through the "wilderness" of the mental hospital during a season of deep depression and suicidal thinking—and God's faithful mercy to meet me there.
"We are tempted to equate God’s steadfast love to how willingly he gives us what we hope for. No longer do we trust God’s plan for our flourishing, but we hope in ourselves to know what’s best. We head down the slippery slope of believing that God’s faithfulness is best proven when his divine power brings to fruition all our hopes and dreams. Yet, sometimes God’s greatest acts of mercy and faithfulness are the moments he brings us to our knees. God has no interest in helping us to build tiny kingdoms. He has every interest in bringing those tiny kingdoms to ruin because he knows they will ultimately ruin us."
Christine M. Chappell
Christine is the author of Clean Home, Messy Heart and Help! My Teen is Depressed. She hosts IBCD's Hope + Help Podcast and is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church. Her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Servants of Grace, and other Christian platforms. Christine blogs regularly at and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children. 
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