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This Week’s Scripture: Psalm 13
O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?
How long will you look the other way?
2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,
with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
3 Turn and answer me, O Lord my God!
Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.
4 Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!”
Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love.
I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
6 I will sing to the Lord
because he is good to me.
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Message: When Words Fail Week 1: How Long? (Psalm 13)
- As the full scope of what lies ahead in our country becomes a reality, and as new rhythms and limitations settle in, what do you find yourself longing for? What are you missing? What is causing you to ask God, “How long?”
- Do you struggle expressing your true heart and emotions to God in prayer? What are some of the biggest barriers you face in prayer during times of difficulty?
- David tells us to trust in God’s “unfailing love.” The Hebrew word is Hesed, meaning an unending, pursuing, faithful love that won’t stop seeking us out. As we look back over this struggle, where have you seen the love of God pursuing you during this difficult time?
- David closes the Psalm remembering God’s goodness to him. What are the places in your story that serve as spiritual anchors – moments of God’s faithfulness and goodness that remind you he’ll never let you down?
Honest Prayer. Psalm 13 models for us the tension we feel in prayer between our questions and our hope. As our schedules change in the coming weeks, mark out a time when you can be alone and pray. As you spend this time in prayer, do something that may be hard: be honest. Tell God where you are, how you feel, what you’re afraid of, how you’re frustrated… and everything in between. But also call to mind your hope. Remember the faithfulness of God in your story. Ask the Spirit to reveal specific times in your story that can serve as an anchor in this difficult season. And when you remember these moments, do what David encourages us to do: praise.
Restoration Kids Resources
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Jesus Prays In The Garden – Print Out Activity
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