If God gave us the answer to the issue of evil, we would have no need for faith. It is because of difficult times that we can rejoice in the Lord all the more.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing about this message that you found particularly compelling, encouraging, challenging, or beneficial?
- Read and dicuss Habakkuk 1-3 and 2 Corinthians 11:23-28. What do these verses tell us about us? What do they tell us about God?
- How does the book of Habakkuk end in a song, affirmation and faith, even though his initial concerns and questions weren’t answered?
- Read and discuss Psalm 13. Where do you see parallels to Habakkuk? In what ways do you relate to the psalmist here?
- How do you need to trust God by faith and rejoice in Him, even though you have fears and unanswered questions?
- How does the gospel enable us to shift our focus from our circumstances to the character of God? Why is this important?
- “If God gave us the answer to the issue of evil, we would have no need for faith.” How do you respond to this statement?
- Make a list of the things that trouble, burden and frighten you in these days. Read through and consider Romans 8 and 2 Corinthians 4, Habakkuk 3. How do these chapters address your burdens and fears? From the instruction in these chapters, what things do these to do? What things do you need to trust that God will do? Spend some time in prayer over the things you’ve discussed.