Living Faith, Changing Times, and the Promises of God: Naomi

Hear, all peoples; give heed, all nations;

           the Almighty God is our Redeemer!

                    His Son, Jesus Christ, has freed us from our sins!

 

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Order of worship: 
Pastor to People: 

I will speak to the congregation of your faithfulness (from Psalm 40:10).

God is doing wonderful things here at Stone Hill Church. One way to be reminded of his faithfulness is to hear stories of how he is at work in our brothers’ and sisters’ lives and to stand alongside them in awe of God’s great love for us. To that end, I’ve been showcasing a testimony or two on Communion Sundays, drawn from people here in our congregation.

This month, I’ve asked Dana Jordan to share about a spiritual turning point in her life, when God broke into her life and proved himself faithful. Read and be blessed.

Dana Jordan: I’ve wrestled with depression for as long as I can remember. By the age of nine, I was convinced that my life was worthless. When I was saved a few years later, I recognized that God gave my life immeasurable and eternal worth, but depression continued to haunt me. Sometime in college, though, I came to see my depression clearly: God didn’t make a mistake; He is a perfect Father who withholds no good thing from His beloved daughter, and He gave me depression so I could glorify Him. 

Depression is a gift that teaches me how helpless I am to save myself and how desperately I need my Savior. Every bout ends with a story of the Lord’s faithfulness akin to the psalmist’s: “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” (Psalm 40:2). And though I still sink into the pit occasionally, I thank God for the darkness that makes me long for the light of His presence and wonder at it anew. In my weakness, His power is made perfect. Soli Deo gloria.