If we rely on our physical sight, we can only see a portion of what is going on around us, and we miss out on God’s might, power, and provision. We should doubt our perception before we doubt God’s promises.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What did you find most encouraging from this message? What was the most challenging?
- What are the promises of God that are most significant for you as you walk through life?
- What parts of life cause you to struggle in maintaining a grasp on the promises of God?
- What is a situation you are experiencing that draws your attention to “what you can see” and takes your eyes off of the promises of God?
- Are there ways in which you tend to be self-reliant on your own provision instead of coming before the Lord?
- Read Joshua 1:1-9. Discuss what it means for you to be strong and courageous right now.
- Read through the list of promises outlined by Pastor Aaron. Which one(s) stand out as being most encouraging to you?
- He has forgiven us (Psalm 103:8-13, Romans 8:1)
- He will always love us (Romans 8:37-39)
- He will never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5)
- He is good and working for our good (Psalm 119:68, Romans 8:28)
- He knows our needs and will provide (Matthew 6:30)
- He hears and answers prayers (Luke 11:11-13)
- He has empowered us to live a godly life (2 Peter 1:3)
- He will return and give eternal life (John 14:3, 1 John 2:25)