When God Seems Uncooperative

When God Seems Uncooperative

Think back through Craig’s message. What sticks out to you?

Key Scriptures

The Apostle Paul’s Thorn
2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
2 Corinthians 12:8-9 NLT

Three Things To Remember

  1. True prayer isn’t about getting our way but surrendering our will.
  2. Prayer reminds us we are not in control and keeps us close to the one who is.
  3. Prayer isn’t just asking but trusting.

“God’s grace fills the gap between our pain and His promises.”

Me: “This is what I need.” God: “No, I’m what you need.”


Discussion Questions

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

Start thinking. Ask questions to get your group thinking.

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

Start praying. Be bold, and pray specifically.

Start digging. Read Scripture about relying on grace.

Hebrews 4:14-16 Psalm 145:8 1 Peter 5:6-11 Psalm 33:4-6


Live It Out

Start doing. Commit to a step, and live it out this week.


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