The first 17 days of 2021 have been deeply troubling. There seems to be much fear, great anger, and a quickly escalating conflict. Where do we find hope in hopeless times? Who do we turn to when we feel helpless? How do we live with such heaviness?

What do we need to do? What Naomi did (Ruth 1:6-7). She repented. Repentance is a complete change from trusting anything or anyone to trusting God alone. Repentance is turning from independence from God to total dependence upon Him. Naomi repented of her independent spirit when life was out of control. She took three steps back to trusting the Spirit of God alone. Repentance to God leads to new hope and a new life.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 01.17.2021
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