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Journal Reflection & Sharing Questions:
- How is Habakkuk's cry similar to your own? (past or present)
- Are you a runner or a wrestler? In the spirit of cultivating honesty with yourself, reflect on your previous behaviors during trying situations in your life. In the spirit of cultivating honesty with God, write down questions that in your heart of hearts, you long to ask God.
- Has God ever answered a prayer in a radically different way than you expected?
- In the spirit of cultivating honesty, ask yourself: Do you compare your circumstances with someone else's? Do you try to answer questions about your life by looking at what happens in someone else's? If you considered another perspective, could you see God's goodness?
The verse that I mentioned at the end of the vlog is 2 Corinthians 4: 17-19, which reads: "For our present troubles are small and wont' last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever." Melanie Dorsey has an excellent teaching that really expands on applying this verse. To check out her talk, please click here (it is a Facebook account, so you need a FB account to view it). Click here to view it.