- With all of the scary and concerning news out there, what encouraging things have you seen or experienced? What helpers are you thankful for? What silver lining have you discovered in these cloudy times?
- When everything’s going well, we can easily forget our need for God. When a storm approaches, that’s when we often remember our need for God. Have you found that to be true? When do you most forget, or realize, your need for God in your life?
- How often have you felt the way the disciples did when they asked Jesus, “Don’t you care?” What do you feel like God might be saying (or has said in the past) to you, if anything, in response to that question?
- In order to be people who “rise up,” the implication is that we’ll have to first experience a storm we would never ask for. To rise means we first were knocked down. Easter is about celebrating the one who rose from the dead, but in order to do so, first had to suffer. What does it mean for us, practically or otherwise, that Jesus walks with us during our storms? What do you find encouraging about that? What do you find challenging?
- What helpful thought, phrase, idea, or practice would you like to remember the most as you weather this storm and wait for it to be calmed?