Despair

This list includes every page tagged with "Despair."

  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    From Braver/Wiser
    As a hospital chaplain, I often listen to painful stories. We call it compassionate presence, but I may be crying inside. When words fail, I pray and sing.
  • By Margaret Weis
    From WorshipWeb
    A recipe for resilience... make often, share with others, hold onto the leftovers - you'll need them after a long day that challenges your soul.
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    From UU World

    Mission and covenant are an antidote to individualism. They remind us of the responsibilities that come with an affirmation of interdependence.

  • By Megan Devine
    From WorshipWeb
    "Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution. We cannot 'triumph' over death, or loss, or grief. They are immovable elements of being alive. If we continue to come at them as though they are problems to be solved, we'll never get solace or comfort in our deepest pain."
  • By Megan Devine
    From WorshipWeb
    Spiritual practices in any tradition, including mindfulness in its many forms, are meant to help you live what is yours to live, not make you rise above it.
  • By Justin S Osterman
    From WorshipWeb
    O God, It’s hard to know what to say, hard to know what to pray sometimes when fear, sadness, anger, and confusion come over me. This world...
  • By Eliot Brian Chenowith
    From WorshipWeb
    How many more Sundays will the preacher in black robes and the solemn shuffle of papers Read the names of those whose light was...
  • By Cheryl Strayed
    From WorshipWeb
    "When it comes to our children, we do not have the luxury of despair. If we rise, they will rise with us every time, no matter how many...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    From WorshipWeb
    Week 3: Joy ...
  • By Robin Bartlett
    From WorshipWeb
    I was talking to someone recently about the story of her church-going life, and she told me about a time in her life that she stopped...