Heart Work – Week #1

Recap: This week Kate unpacked how King David faced his fears in Psalm 27 as he was surrounded by his enemies. In the first few sentences of his psalm David addresses his fears by acknowledging who God is first, faces the reality of what the fear is, and then anchors himself in God’s character. These actions helped David move from a position of being lost in his fear to standing firm in his faith.

Scripture: Psalm 27:1

Icebreaker: What is your favorite jelly bean flavor & what’s the worst you’ve ever heard of?

Focus Questions

  1. Was there a time when you were fearful of the future and acted out on that fear (i.e., leading to anxiety, etc.)? What happened?
  2. What are your top two fears you are facing right now? How could they be opportunities to show faith?
  3. What if your fear came true and it really happened, would God still be good? Would He still be there with you…then why is it so hard to let go and trust?
  4. Read Matthew 14:22-33. Why does Jesus not address Peter saying, “You of much fear.”? Why does Jesus bring up faith in this situation? 
  5. What does it mean when people say God is good “all the time?” Do you believe this? How have you experienced His goodness during times of tragedy, chaos or unrest?
  6. How does the mind (what we think and meditate on) affect fear and faith? 
  7. How does remembering God’s promises in His Word help us fight the temptation to fear and instead grow in the fear of the Lord? What verses or Bible stories can you lean into when tempted by fear that would help grow your faith in God’s promises?
  8. This week how are you going to stand out as a person who has a relationship with the Sovereign God and react to scary things differently than your peers? What will show your trust in who God is?