When tragedy rocks a country, its people have a choice:
they can either believe that chaos reigns and hope is futile or believe that while we may not have an answer to the question “Why?”—nonetheless, God is still on the throne. Nothing happens that He is not aware of, nothing happens that He does not allow.
This week you have a choice. I have a choice. Because we have been diligently studying God’s Word, I believe our choice is easier. Truth has a way of making our thinking more clear even during difficult times, perhaps especially during difficult times. Can you imagine trying to process the multiple events in Orlando this past week without knowing that a sovereign and good God sits on heaven’s throne? I can’t.
Make no mistake, in the hearts and minds of many today fear rules unchecked. We don’t have to live in fear. We mourn with those who mourn, we weep with those who weep, and we offer hope to a broken and staggering world—hope of a God who loves His creation enough to redeem and save it!
With this in mind, let’s consider the following discussion questions.
• If you had to share with someone how faithful God has been to you, could you do it in two sentences? Give it a try!
• As we have been doing, write down your greatest worry this week and a Scripture that counteracts and dispels it. Different worries can creep into our lives at different times and from different angles. This will help us continue to practice using Scriptural truth to dispel worry’s lies.
Thanks so much for bearing with us through our blogging trials. In order to keep the train moving smoothly, we’ve decided along with Precept to keep all of the discussion on this website for the duration of our class.
I hope like voters in Chicago you’ll jump in and participate early and often! ;)