The Depths of Despair

In his sermon at First Baptist Spartanburg, Dr. Mike Harder explores the theme of “waiting on God,” drawing insights from the biblical story of Jonah. He emphasizes the concept of “Kairos,” or God’s perfect timing, and discusses “manna” as a symbol of divine provision. Dr. Harder acknowledges the universal experience of waiting—be it for a relationship, job, or other life events—and encourages the congregation to engage in “active waiting” by being faithful in their current circumstances. He reassures that Jesus himself understands the struggle of waiting and urges the audience to see their waiting as a “sermon” or testimony to others. The sermon concludes with a call to trust in God’s timing and provision.