"What to Do When It Feels Hopeless" with Rick Warren

Published 2019-11-19
Have you ever felt like you were being swallowed up by worry, depression, guilt, or other negative feelings? When Jonah found himself literally swallowed up, he turned to God for help. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren will give you seven lessons you can learn from Jonah chapter 2, and how you can find hope and freedom during a situation that feels hopeless.
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All Comments (21)
  • Patrick Adams
    I love this sermon. This is directly to me. My wife has filed for a divorce. we have two little girls together. Eight and nine years old. I've struggled so much. With so many things. Depression loneliness. The battle at times with hopelessness. But I praise God that we can lift our hearts up to Jesus. And let Jesus Christ heal our broken hearts.
  • Rodger Peden
    I have been Non-Stop praying for healing for the brain fog that I suffer from which is now coming on a year. I pray daily hourly every day of the week. I cry when I pray I pray with passion. On this public forum I promise God to give you all the credit when you heal me of the brain fog that I suffer from. For it'll be because of you that I'm healed. I believe in you. I trust you. I cry to you daily. Please take this brain fog away from me. Please God. Please! I have nowhere else to go and no one else else to turn to but you. I know you hear my plea. I know you see my tears. I know you hurt when I hurt. Please heal me.
  • Ree Germain
    I've grieved over being infertile and single. I've grieved over my unfulfilled dreams of becoming a wife and a mother. Giving those dreams up has been hard, but God comforts those who are brokenhearted.
  • Richie Rockit
    I will be with my Son one day. But if I donot fulfill my mission then I will never see him again. By the Will of God this message arrived before me in the exact hour of its need. Our Loving Father has prepared me all my life for this hour for By my experience i am able to do the job. Mercy Grace and Salvation. Every word Every point you have shared is significant. Wow.
  • Susie Q
    Ive been praying for my healing for 5 years nonstop. I am desperate for quality of life and am so sad. Come have mercy on me Lord!!!
  • Ho Judy
    We are facing a hopeless situation in our city Hong Kong. May our Lord have mercy on us. Hope that we can have more people to pray for us 🙏🏼🙏🏼
  • Jennifer
    Thank you so much Rick. I recently accepted God into my heart and your messages make a huge difference. I know he’s been knocking on my door for years but I kept turning away because of anger and resentment. I’m done trying to help overcome on my own but trust God.
  • SLF
    I am grieving the loss of my husband suddenly . GREAT DESPAIR BE GONE JESUS 😢💔 So many negative thoughts ..
  • Nola
    Exactly how I'm feeling at the moment...lamenting to God every day...feeling all these feelings choking me to death
  • Shirin Jabbal
    Very encouraging sermon to revive my hope in Lord as. My husband of 35 years has rejected me though we still are together for name sake but I always pray psalm 27 I will see goodness of God in the life of living 🙏
  • Cheryl Limpert
    Thank you God for this message. This is exactly what is going on in my life, I am all of those things right now. I feel like I am drowning right now. At times I wonder if God is really with me but I know that He said He would never leave me nor forsake me I have to remember this over and over.
  • Kelly Kim
    Amen 🙏🏻 your sermons are everything to me and I watch them almost daily. I’ve suffered from anxiety and bouts of depression for years but faith in Jesus and medication has helped me a lot. I worry and get very anxious about health issues and mortality especially for myself and my family. It’s from my childhood but I try so hard to watch your sermons, listen to gospel songs I love and pray passionately as you mentioned and He always comes through
  • Brownwoman ofGod
    I somewhat internally roll my eyes at the idea of praying desperately and continually b/c while I know He listens, my continual tears and frustration doesn't seem to change things. I he am image of him just sitting there straight faced, even as I cry out to Him. Prayer just makes me feel so disconnected from Him most of the time. I have felt tired of prayer lately because of this so I just resort to writing in my journal and trying to read or listen relevant scriptures, even though in low spaces I don’t care to really do that either. When I am more uplifted, I try to focus on praise more. I’ve been in a long dry testing season and at this point, it's hard for me to care about prayer when it seems like many of the ones I've sent haven't been addressed, although, He has come through with some things.
  • Richie Rockit
    Losing my Son. Lost numb still in grief today. God, Gods Word, Faith in Jesus Christ never wavered but rather faith strengthened beyond any imagination I could come up with. Now Gods Work has a sharpness which is being used to heal the broken hearted. No, Through my realness, the broken hearted find their journey to healing in God. Good tool for the harvest. I will be sharing this video come morning.
  • Victor Parakhin
    These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:
    how I used to go to the house of God
    under the protection of the Mighty One!
  • Cherapi
    This sermon really touched my heart and spoke to my deepest pain... And a huge reminder to cry out to God and stop harbouring all my fears and anxiety and resentments
  • Mare
    my heart was so broken before listening to this, everything the pastor said all the 8 the feelings that might be making you hopeless I can relate to . I feel it all. now I can name it and pray about it specifically. May the Lord help me through this period and give me hope.
  • I Love pastor Rick , brother Rick you are truly blessed , you are blessing for so many . God is with you , He loves you and He will continue to bless you . I wish we had more people like you .
    greetings from Sweden , I am an Armenian Swedish citizen , your brother in Christ Jesus Ruben . Hopefully someday I will be able to come to your church .
  • Nensi Voj
    ...prayers to God, Our Father, Never stops ... 🌹❤️🙏...when you realise, that with every breath we take , we Are praying to God,... 🌹❤️🙏...
  • Today I struggle so I go to Rick Warrens sermons to cope. It works and gives me a feeling of peace and hope. Now I can get on with my day.
    Thank you