“See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 22, Day 4: Isaiah 43:19 & Others
9a) Suffering makes you realize that you are not in control of your life, so you turn to the One who is for help to get through your troubles and get at least a sense of normalcy.
b) There have been many difficulties in my life, from bankruptcy to moves and more. Every time, I grow closer to Him and His ways and path for my life.
c) I am inspired by all those throughout history that have suffered for a cause or for the kingdom, from the apostles who were martyred to Christians today who refuse to compromise on the Words of the Bible. It inspires me to be a better person.
Numbers 32:23: He draws us to Him when we fail to do things His way or follow His Word.
Psalm 40:17: He uses financial difficulties (or poor in spirit), so we depend on Him.
Psalm 118:13-14: He uses our setbacks to grow us towards Him.
Jeremiah 9:7: He tests us to refine us and draw us closer to Him.
Zechariah 13:9: He refines us by fire in our lives so we call upon Him.
11a) Pride. Self-aggrandizement. The need to be right and be in control. The shame we feel admitting we failed.
b) God shows others through me that you don’t have to be perfect; you are great even in your weaknesses.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 22, Day 4: Isaiah 43:19 & Others
Great study on suffering. We only need to turn to God to come through on the other side.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 22, Day 4: Isaiah 43:19 & Others
God will make our way. We just have to trust Him.
Our job is to remain faithful through suffering and grow from it. To trust Him through the pain and hard times.
His will and work are accomplished through our pain.
He will complete His work in us.
In hard times, we recognize the truth — that God upholds us every day.
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