Week Two | When the Speed of Life is Out of Control
When life seems to be out of control we can find rest in our heavenly Father. Exodus 20:8-11 instructs us to observe the Sabbath Day. Why do you think God wants us to do this? How did God model this for us in the creation story? Isaiah 58:13-14 tells us that we can find joy in the Lord when we keep the Lord’s Day honorable. Let’s explore the rest we can find in Psalm 23.
- What sometimes threatens your peace of mind or sense of security?
- What do people usually take for granted?
- When do you most want peace and quiet?
- How did David describe the Lord? What is God like? (vs. 1)
- What mental picture did David use to describe his role in relationship with the Lord? (vs. 1-3)
- What comforted David? (vs. 1)
- How does the Lord provide for His people? How did God help David? (vs. 1-3)
- How has the Lord guided you through difficult times?
- In what ways does God “restore our souls”?
- What motivates God to guide His people? (vs. 3)
- What gave David the confidence to face death? How was David comforted in difficult times? (vs. 4)
- What were David’s fears? (vs. 4-5)
- What are some of your fears?
- How can you follow David’s example in dealing with your fears?
- How far does the guidance and protection of the Lord extend for His people? (vs. 4-5)
- How does God provide for His children, even in the face of death? (vs. 4-5)
- How has God provided for your needs in the past?
- How does God honor those He loves? (vs. 5-6)
- What did the Lord give to David? (vs. 5-6)
- What good things in life do you find it easy to take for granted?
- How can we thank the Lord for the many blessings He has given us?
- How did David feel about his future? (vs. 6)
- How does this passage encourage you to face the future? How has this Psalm changed your perspective of the challenges you are facing?
- What can you do to celebrate God’s goodness and provision?
- How could you comfort or encourage a friend who is struggling with fear or grief?
- What good things, experiences, and people do you want to thank God for now?