Audio by Revd Dr Kevin Bidwell

When believers despair

Series: Our living hope

The Bible is very realistic when it comes to suffering in the Christian life. In Psalm 43 we find a mourning and despairing believer who cries out to God and encourages himself in God’s worship. And in church history many believers have suffered depression and melancholy throughout their lives, such as the hymn writer William Cowper. In this lecture Kevin Bidwell draws on Psalm 43 and also the life of William Cowper to help us see that we can keep walking by faith, trusting in Christ our Saviour, despite intense discouragement.