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Running on Empty

Jill Briscoe

Some of the most well-known Bible characters had bad days—just as we do. No matter what your struggle may be today—depression, low self-esteem, bitterness, disappointment, anger, jealousy, weariness, even a lost will to live—there is a person in the Bible who felt those exact same feelings. In fact, it is for that very reason that God included them in His Word. They can speak into your situation today and offer powerful proof that the Lord can meet you in your deepest need. 

In this series, Jill Briscoe brings six Bible figures to life during their darkest moments. Do you see yourself in their stories of despair, frustration, and hurt? Then, take heart... Jill's thoughtful and practical messages will give you fresh hope that God can—and will—fill your empty places if you let Him.


Messages From This Series:

  1. 2. Naomi - Bitterness

    Jill Briscoe

    Life can be rough. Bad things happen. It's easy to take those bad things and walk down the road of bitterness where our relationships with friends and family suffer. In this message, Jill tells us how Naomi's experiences made her an empty, bitter woman, but she got back on track with the help of her daughter-in-law Ruth and became a full, better woman.

    Scripture:  Ruth

  2. 3. Martha - Busyness

    Jill Briscoe

    What does your daily schedule look like? Is it full of errands and events? Sometimes we become workaholics and worriers, filling our days with too many tasks and constant concerns about things we can't control rather than taking time to focus on the most important thing of all. In this message, Jill uses the example of Martha to show us instead how Jesus would want us to fill our time.

    Scripture:  Luke 10:38 - 10:42

  3. 4. Elijah - Burnout

    Jill Briscoe

    We all get tired sometimes. And sometimes in our tiredness we get to a point where we, like Elijah, say "I’ve had enough, Lord." Where do we go once we've reached that point? How can we find refreshment and get moving again? In this message, Jill uses Elijah's story to teach us that God alone can refresh us just as He did for Elijah.

    Scripture:  1 Kings 19:1 - 19:18

  4. 5. Leah - Rejection

    Jill Briscoe

    One of the hardest things in life is facing rejection, especially when it comes from someone we love. We, like Leah, might keep striving, struggling, and manipulating to earn acceptance from our loved one. We may feel alone, but God sees and hears what we endure. 

    In this message, Jill walks us through Leah's struggle with rejection and shows us the God who saw, heard, and loved Leah through it all.

    Scripture:  Genesis 29 - 30

  5. 6. Prodigal Sons - Rebellion

    Jill Briscoe

    Some of the most well-known Bible characters had bad days—just as we do. No matter what your struggle may be today—depression, low self-esteem, bitterness, disappointment, anger, jealousy, weariness, even a lost will to live—there is a person in the Bible who felt those exact same feelings. Jill takes us through this familiar story to reveal the Father's heart.

    Scripture:  Luke 15:1 - 15:24

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Telling the Truth is an international on-air and online media ministry that distributes the teaching content of three uniquely-gifted Bible teachers—Stuart and Jill Briscoe, and their son, Pete Briscoe—to help people know Christ and experience Life in all its fullness.

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