Series: Not Done Yet (Focus 2022)
Title: Through The Fire
Text: Psalm 66:1-20
God’s work in our lives is not done yet. As we enter 2022, let’s look to Scripture to understand God’s intent to mould us into His likeness through His refining work.
The past two years of living through a pandemic has impacted and shaped our lives immensely. As you look back and reflect on the past two years, how have you responded to the challenges? What are some words that you would use to describe yourself? Looking into 2022, are there circumstances or areas that you want to respond differently?
Whether our faith grows when we go through difficult times depends on how we interpret our hardship. What is your view on believers going through hardship? Why do you think God allows us to go through difficult times? Do you have testimonies of how you experience growth in your faith in God and in your character during difficult times?
What are the things that we can give thanks to God for after journeying with Him through the difficult times that we face or the bad news that we hear? Are there things that you were thankful for during the pandemic, either for what God has done for you or for who God is?
Pressure reveals our character. Are there areas that God is revealing to you through how you responded when the going gets tough? What does it reveal about your underlying values and priorities? How do you think God wants you to change such that you grow more into Christlikeness?
What do you think are values and attitudes that can help us to remain faithful to God through the tough times? How do you think we can support and encourage a fellow believer who is going through tough times?