Fighting Hopelessness in Our Walk with God | World Challenge

Fighting Hopelessness in Our Walk with God

Gary Wilkerson talks about God's Favor



Pastor and president of World Challenge, Gary Wilkerson, paints a brighter and more biblical picture of God’s favor in this opening podcast. Here the discussion ranges from strategies the enemy uses to distract us from God’s goodness all the way to how exactly God wants our lives to show His unearned grace to a hurting, unbelieving world. The following are a couple points he touches upon:

  • Comfort and self-interest as our drug of choice
  • What it means to get the “Holy Ghost miserables”
  • Finding contentment in who God has made us to be

This warm and personal conversation explores the issues God has laid on Gary’s heart for those who are struggling with the idea of God’s favor in their lives. Only an active pursuit of God’s presence and guidance will grant each of his children the peace to stand unmoved in the midst of life’s storms.

About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

Key Questions for Gary Wilkerson

  • Many of the churches you mention have planted are inner-city churches. Why a heart for a church in the inner city?
  • How can we fulfill our desire to see the church grow and also come close to Christ at the same time?
  • How can we reach the happy pagans? How do you reach someone who doesn't realize their need for God? Do you have to wait for the Holy Spirit to show them their need of a Savior?
  • How do hope and love change us and put such a spark in the human psyche?
  • Do our mistakes come from an incorrect view of ourselves and of God?

Key Quotes from the Show

"Hopelessness is borne out of an incorrect view of God and that’s where Satan comes to kill and destroy our view of God being good and for us. God being powerful, being available, being present to us at all times and even being with us in the storm when the storms don’t cease." - Gary Wilkerson

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain…" - C.S. Lewis in The Problem of Pain

Mentioned in the Show

God's Favor by Gary Wilkerson
Teen Challenge - Freeing all people from life-controlling issues through the power of Jesus Christ
Times Square Church
Renewing Your Passion for Christ Pastor's Conferences