Suffering: Finding Closure

Dig In Questions:

1) C.H. Spurgeon once said: “Too many people write their blessings in sand and engrave their sorrow in marble.” Do you believe this to be true? Why do you feel it is important to remember our blessings?

2) In Job 30:1, we see Job willing to recognize the current circumstances of his life through two simple words: “But now”. How does facing the reality of our suffering help to move us towards healing?

3) In Job 38, we see that God speaks to Job in the whirlwind. Why do you think God used this approach instead of a whisper? Has God ever had to speak to you in a “storm”?

4) On Sunday, we discussed how “God cannot work for us, in us, or through us, when we think He is against us.” How would you encourage someone to see that God is FOR them when they feel that God is AGAINST them?

5) At the end of Job’s story, we see that his suffering did not define his life. Is there someone you know who could hear this advice? How can you best relay that message to them?