The great sadness in our lives can be divorce, sickness, addiction, the death of a close friend or family member, failure, bankruptcy, or loss of employment, to name a few.  It is a time when our suffering is greater than our joy.  It comes to us in different circumstances and can seem greater than we can bear.
It is a time when our faith in God is severely tested.  The reality is that for all of us, there will be a time of great sadness in our lives.  Death and suffering are unfortunately apart of this world and there is plenty of suffering to go around.
In the midst of the great sadness, the scriptures tell us that our God has experienced all the suffering we will ever face.  He is known as the Son of Sorrow and in the midst of our woundedness, His woundedness comes to us and brings deep healing and transformation.  In our suffering, we can find a God who is a great friend and comfort in our time of need.
This four-week course will feature many stories of those who have gone through and some who are living in the midst of their own unique and personal struggles.  It will be a time of great hope, comfort, and support for those who are facing or have faced this difficult time.  It will also help you to help others who may be in the midsts of these challenges.
While this is an individualized journey, we can take the journey together.  At times like these, it can be hard to feel God’s presence but we don’t have to be on this journey alone — we will walk together.  Come experience the great Mystery and power of God that comes to us in the midst of life’s most difficult moments; the great sadness.
If you are interested in bringing any of our programs to your small groups, churches, or conferences, please email Bob Arnold at for course curriculum and dates

Come to The Meadow; a place to experience the fullness of God’s love.