Experiencing God in Troubling Times
Lesson Four: How Am I to Act in This Season?
Trouble Reveals One’s True Character
You never know who a person really is until you observe them in a time of trouble. My high school football coach would tell us “Pressure bursts pipes.” The meaning of the saying is you find out what a person is made of when they are under pressure. The same is true spiritually. In view of this, how should we conduct ourselves in this season? That’s the question we will answer in this study.
Taking the Right Actions in Uncertain Times
It is important to act in the right way, especially during uncertain times. Yet many people struggle to know what exactly are the right actions. There are three right ways in which the believer is to act in chaotic and crisis filled times. Let’s consider them together.
We Act in Faith
What does the Word say about acting in faith?
Consider the following passages:
What does this passage (specifically verse 23) teach us about acting in faith?
How do we make sure we are acting in faith?
2 Corinthians 5:6-10
What do we learn from these verses about acting in faith?
How have you learned to walk by faith and not by sight?
We act with focus
Not only are we to act in faith, we act with focus. What exactly does this mean and how do we do it?
What do we learn in these verses to help us help with focus in the time of crisis?
What steps are you taking to stay focused during this time?
1 Peter 1:13-16
How does this passage help us to act with focus during this season?
How are we to be holy?
We act moving forward
The final way we are to act during this season is by moving forward. One thing that we cannot afford to let happen is stagnation. Let’s see what the Word says about moving forward.
Let’s examine the following passages:
What do we learn from this passage about moving forward in this season?
What are you doing to continue progressing in your faith?
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
How does this passage help us to move forward in this time?
What does it mean to run in such a way as to win?
Let us act in faith, with focus, and moving forward in this season!