Our son who lives in Northern Indiana attends a weekly men's Bible Study and frequently leads the study.
When we were up there over the Christmas and New Year holidays, it happened to be his turn. Dick always goes with John to these meetings and especially enjoys being there when his son is the leader.
Although the study was focused directly for men, I also found it to be meaningful to me and knew it might also be timely for many of you.
John began with this introduction:
Following are some of the points from his notes and discussion:
What does this Scripture say to you personally? When faced with major troubles do you think you can let go and trust God? Remember the last time you faced an overwhelming problem or obstacle. Do think praying would have helped you get though the issue? Will you pray next time you face similar problems? Why?
Right now, we know specifically of several families going through horrific tragedies and loss. A dear friend who has fought MS and numerous other health issues, died last week; a friend who founded and has pastored one of the largest churches in Northern Indiana has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has had resign; a friend who was once over the European JAG Corp and made brilliant military decisions, is in a daily decline due to Alzheimers; a young family we have known for many years, found their daughter and granddaughter dead this past weekend.
There are national tragedies that cause us to question God's plan. There are big and small things that affect us daily that beg for understanding. When this happens, God is the only answer. Turn to His Word and seek Him.
"Great is Thy Faithfulness"
William M. Runyan
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