SUMMARY OF PSALM 46 & LAMENTATIONS 3:22-23
Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. We will not fear. God is with us, our fortress. He can do all things.
Lamentations 3:22-23: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 22, Day 5: Psalm 46, Lamentations 3:22-23 & Others
12) We are healed by Jesus’s wounds. We have peace because he died for us. Jesus takes away all of our sins when he suffered. He is our intercessor. Jesus will be at the right hand of God because of it.
13) Verse 1: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. It really doesn’t get any more comforting than this.
14a) We[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. James says the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Perseverance helps us to be more mature and complete in God, lacking nothing. Suffering gives us the courage to keep at it. We pray more when we suffer; we grow closer to God, too.
b) Because God comforts us in our suffering, we can comfort others in theirs. Suffering produces endurance and hope. We are tested by sufferings. Suffering can make us overjoyed when God’s glory is revealed. We are blessed because we have the Spirit of glory.
15) I am unsure. It might be to achieve my goals. To experience more. To grow my faith and perseverance.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 22, Day 5: Psalm 46, Lamentations 3:22-23 & Others
I love the theme of perseverance here. Persevering is hard to do, but often yields the best things in our lives. Trials help us to persevere and overcome, bringing us closer to God and giving us a sense of self-worth.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 22, Day 5: Psalm 46, Lamentations 3:22-23 & Others
God provides even in our suffering. He can provide comfort.
When we suffer, we expereince God’s nearness.
God knows exactly what we need to grow with Him.
If we never suffered, we might never truly depend on God.
Suffering allows us to long for heaven.
Be still is the idea for humanity to stop opposing God, for he is the Great I Am. Instead, surrender.
God is compassionate even in His judgment. Every day we have new hope, mercy, and compassion from God.
God is faithful, indeed.
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