"So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law" (Gal 5:1, NLT).

Does anything enslave you? Are you truly free?

"Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains." Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

"Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might ..." Abraham Lincoln.

"...learn to see yourself as God sees you and not as you see yourself in the distorted mirror of your own self-importance." Thomas Kempis.

Isaiah 40:1-11 (Who is God to us when we sin grievously?) "Comfort, comfort my people, says your God" (Isa 40:1).

ThemeWho God is when we sin.God is undeterred in pursuing us despite our besetting grievous sin. God's people have abandoned him, but God has not rejected them.

Theme: Trusting God is a way of life and not a statement of belief. The evidence of faith is in the way you live, not in what you say you believe. (Facebook post with comments.)

Responses to the question "What is it like to trust God" (from our WL congregation):

  • To give up control of our life (Jaime).
  • To be OK with not getting what we want (Sarah).
  • To believe that God is good (Rhoel).
  • To see the big picture (Betsy).