Episode 4 Summary
- The question of why God doesn’t seem to answer prayers sometimes can be painful, and is a big reason why some people turn away from God.
- God interacts with us not only as we are, but as we will be; sometimes he gives us what we currently want, but other times His goal is to change what we want.
- God can use obstacles to make us stronger, even though that can be difficult.
What did you think about the clip about Job? Does it change the way you think about prayer at all?
How did the idea that God is not a lawnmower parent, and that sometimes he leaves obstacles so we can grow and develop patience and persistence strike you?
If praying “in Jesus’ name” is about praying in accordance with his character, what is the character of Jesus? What is he like?
Read Psalm 37:1-7. What stands out to you about this passage? How does verse 4 strike you, given what the video talked about? Is your understanding of it any different now? Have you ever prayed for something, and later been glad that God didn’t give it to you? Why do you think verse 7 tells us to be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him?