Hope Rising, When the Speed of Life is Out of Control

Hope Rising, When the Speed of Life is Out of Control

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.


  1. What sometimes threatens your peace of mind or sense of security?
  2. What do people usually take for granted?
  3. When do you most want peace and quiet?


  1. How did David describe the Lord? What is God like? (vs. 1)
  2. What mental picture did David use to describe his role in relationship with the Lord? (vs. 1-3)
  3. What comforted David? (vs. 1)
  4. How does the Lord provide for His people? How did God help David? (vs. 1-3)
  5. How has the Lord guided you through difficult times?
  6. In what ways does God “restore our souls”?
  7. What motivates God to guide His people? (vs. 3)
  8. What gave David the confidence to face death? How was David comforted in difficult times? (vs. 4)
  9. What were David’s fears? (vs. 4-5)
  10. What are some of your fears?
  11. How can you follow David’s example in dealing with your fears?
  12. How far does the guidance and protection of the Lord extend for His people? (vs. 4-5)
  13. How does God provide for His children, even in the face of death? (vs. 4-5)
  14. How has God provided for your needs in the past?
  15. How does God honor those He loves? (vs. 5-6)
  16. What did the Lord give to David? (vs. 5-6)
  17. What good things in life do you find it easy to take for granted?
  18. How can we thank the Lord for the many blessings He has given us?
  19. How did David feel about his future? (vs. 6)
  20. How does this passage encourage you to face the future? How has this Psalm changed your perspective of the challenges you are facing?


  1. What can you do to celebrate God’s goodness and provision?
  2. How could you comfort or encourage a friend who is struggling with fear or grief?
  3. What good things, experiences, and people do you want to thank God for now?