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Is Despair a Sin?

Is Despair a Sin?


Posted By on Oct 26, 2015

I’m not going to get into a theological discussion here. I’m not going to compare and contrast every Bible verse I can find and try to discern the Spirit to interpret meaning. That’s another post. Another day. For now, suffice it to say that lately I’ve been feeling some despair. I have endless personal experience with God’s answer to my prayers. I even have countless examples of God answering prayers I didn’t even know I had prayed....

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A few weeks ago I wrote this post about despair. I’ve been having trouble praying in any meaningful way because fear got a hold of me. As I told a friend at church, the despair stemmed from fear. Fear that God wouldn’t answer my prayers. Fear to pray because I had lost hope that He was capable and willing to give me good things. So I didn’t pray. Or when I did I copped out and prayed the “God you know what’s in my heart” prayers. Or I...

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