Ghosts [2:1]: The Overwhelm of "Should"

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. Romans 5:1–2

A new entry on the Westside menu last year, this series gave us pause to talk about the various ways we experience a troubled mind. The things that haunt our realities yet remain uncomfortable to talk about. This January we are focusing on the state of exhaustion that can come our way, the kinds of depletion that can easily become “burnout”. We want to talk in transparent ways, admitting our common struggle, finding hope, and support together.

Here is the difference we hope to make here: as we talk about the things that trouble our minds, we want to do so in the presence of God, by the counsel of Scripture, and in the power of real prayer. In this way we may discover what we see in the above text: that there is a restful peace to be encountered in God’s love.

Series text: Romans 5:1-5.