Sometimes hope becomes so real
that it's almost tangible.
But other times--
especially when tragedy or hardship crashes down on us--
we wonder whether our hopes
will break down apart and leave us exposed, vulnerable and overwhelmed.
This study explores both sides of hope--confronting doubts and fears,
but reminding us of the great joy
that awaits us in Jesus Christ.
Learn from the hymns
The writers of our favorite hymns were not just happy, pious, and "old-fashioned" people.
It is through these trials that these men and women of God were able to praise him from the depths of their aching hearts.
What do these "old" words mean, and do they have any value for us today? What do they reveal about God's character?