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For decades the church in the UK has had an uneasy relationship with the subject of our emotions, yet many bible writers, and in particular the Psalmists, express the rawness of their emotions with great vulnerability as their hearts cry out towards God. In 'Heart Cry' - Truth Meets Raw Emotion in the Psalms we explore the range of emotional responses God's people make to the ups and downs of the life of faith.

Part 1: All Alone

by David Fowler January 3, 2016 6:30pm

Psalm 22

Jesus cries the first words of David from Psalm 22 as he hangs upon the cross. All of us feel abandoned and alone from time to time, yet David finds a way to respond honestly but still affirm his trust in God's faithfulness.

Part 2: Scared to Death

by Dave King January 10, 2016 6:30pm

Psalm 55

This is a psalm where David makes a deep heart felt cry out to God. His emotions are raw as he is running for his life out of the city he loves. He is running because his own son and one of His closest friends have turned on him and want the power and the authority that God had given David. In this passage are some amazing lessons for us when we face times of rejection from those we love. David expresses the rawness of his feelings but then he has to choose not to let the feelings over whelm him he also has to make the chose of flight or fight to keep on running or push into God and trust in Him alone.

Part 3: Thanks In Everything

by David Fowler January 17, 2016 6:30pm

Psalm 136

Thankfulness is more than an attitude of gratitude - it is the Christian's proper response to the love of God seen in his creation, salvation and provision for his children.

Part 4: Processing Anger

by David Fowler January 31, 2016 6:30pm

Psalm 79

Humankind were created with the capacity for anger but many struggle to express it in an effective and godly way. The Psalmist tells us how...

Part 5: Finding Contentment

by Dave King February 7, 2016 6:30pm

Psalm 62

A Psalm where David lays out the way to true contentment. It is not just a theory for him, he has found this way to work in bring him true contentment even in the hardest of times when others have come against him and tried to kill him. This contentment as he explains comes out of a deep and meaningful relationship with his God. In this Psalm he shines a light into the depth and meaning to him of that relationship, and in doing so leaves encouragement and a challenge for us.

Part 6: When Darkness is your Closest Friend

by David Fowler February 14, 2016 6:30pm

Psalm 88

The Psalmist of Psalm 88 finds himself in the depths of despair. But his words point the depressed in the right direction - to seek God; to find a living hope in Jesus; to trust another Christian with our deepest needs and to find an eternal perspective for our current troubles.

Part 7: The Restless Heart

by Julian Gittings February 21, 2016 6:30pm

Psalm 42

We are “hard wired “ for God, to know Him and we long for him as a deer would long for water in a dry land. Being honest with God (telling it like it is) is the best way out of anxiety, depression etc. Praising God is one of the keys in finding peace, as we bring God into our situation. God invites us to remember the past to give us peace today and in the future even when we feel in a dry place God is with us.

Part 8: Growing in Trust

by Leon Whyte March 6, 2016 6:30pm

Psalm 40

We look at growing in our faith in God through constant communication, constantly seeking Him through His word, and constantly seeking Him through prayer.

Part 9: Joy in all Circumstances