We’ve all been up after midnight. While at times it has been in pursuit of joy and fun, there are times when anxiety, trials, and suffering keep us tossing and turning into the break of dawn. Join us as we visit King David on such a night and consider God’s Word prior to the arrival of 2018’s sleepless nights.
Describe the difficult circumstances that led to the most recent sleepless night in your life. Why was it so difficult to sleep?
Do you currently have any appropriate places to speak honestly? What is God’s role in that?
What are some things you’ve done to preserve the memory of good times in relationships with family and friends? How could those strategies be applied to your relationship with God?
Which is easiest for you: being honest about your challenges OR remembering your relationship with the Lord? Why do you think that is?
You may not be a prophet like Jonah, but there are times when God wants you to do something you should not ignore. You can respond in obedience. Or you can run. Running from God is never a very good option. You may not get swallowed by a giant fish, but you will be...
There are some songs of the heart that we might rather not sing out loud. They express thoughts and feelings that are brutal and dark - feelings we'd rather others not know we feel. There are Song of the Heart in the Bible that curse others or invoke evil and they...
Ever felt like God was far away, uninterested, or worse yet, that He had abandoned you? You’re not alone. In Psalm 13, David expresses the raw emotion of wondering where God is when he needs Him the most. Far from being unspiritual, cries of lament create a dialogue...