Invisible Suitcases

Invisible Suitcases

the big idea:
So many people today are carrying around emotional baggage. They’re dealing with broken families, broken marriages, abusive relationships, or just a lack of feeling loved and cared for. They’re constantly struggling with feelings of being unloved, of low self-esteem, of powerlessness and hopelessness.

Yet, often we don’t even recognize this is going on in other people. We’re too busy to take the time to notice. Many times hurting people hide what’s going on inside because they feel ashamed and afraid to let anyone in. We’d probably be surprised at how many of these people are sitting next to us in church every weekend.

In this series we’ll seek to become more aware of the hurting people around us and their struggles. We will search God’s Word to find promises of hope and help. We’ll talk about how we can hold out this hope to others or cling to ourselves.

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:14-17


“You Don’t Care About Me”

When individuals have been deeply hurt, it’s easy to start to think that no one really cares. But God holds them in his heart at all times. 1 Peter 5:7

“I Have No Power”

When a person feels they have no power or control, fear and hopelessness rob them of any desire to change. God is our strength and deliverer. Philippians 4:10-13

“I Am Worthless”

The devil wants me to think that everyone else in the world has worth except me. Yet, every child of God is precious in his sight. 1 John 3:1-2