Finding Comfort In Pain Discussion Guide - Life.Church Leaders

Finding Comfort In Pain Discussion Guide

Comfort and pain are as old as the human experience. Yet, we struggle to understand their place in our life and faith. Why do I not feel God’s comfort? If He loves me, how could God let this happen? After completing this Bible Plan you and your group now have some biblical context for these questions. Pick and choose questions from the discussion guide below to make the most of your conversation about Finding Comfort In Pain.

Start Reading

Pick a week and lead your group to go through this Bible Plan.

Start Talking

Find a conversation starter for your group.

Start Thinking

Questions that get your group thinking.

Start Sharing

Choose questions that create openness.

Start Praying

Be bold and pray specifically.

Pray together. Thank the Father for his goodness to you, ask to know the presence of Jesus in your storm, to sense the comfort of the Holy Spirit in your struggle, and to ­­savor the beauty of God’s perfect power in your weakness.

Keep Reading

Dig back into your favorite scriptures from Finding Comfort In Pain.

James 1:1-12   Isaiah 53:1-12   2 Corininthians 12:6-10   

Matthew 7:7-11   Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  John 10:10

Start Doing

Commit to a step and live it out this week.

Bible Plan Recap

Day 1: Pain As Joy

In James 1:2, we are asked to consider trials of many kinds as pure joy.

Day 2: Together-Strength

Recall the original meaning of the word, “comfort.” Also, consider Jesus’ response to pain in 1 Peter 2:21-25.

Day 3: Thorns and Roses

In 2 Corinthians 12:6-10, Paul explains that a thorn was given to him. In essence, he calls his perpetual pain a gift that reveals God’s perfect power and comfort for man.

Day 4: Ask and Believe

From Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4 to James 1 5-9, the Bible makes it clear that we must ask AND believe.

Day 5: What’s The Point?

Big pain strips our world-view down to the bare essentials. We’re left asking why we’re here. A more helpful question, “why did Jesus join me here?”

Day 6: Suffering = Perseverance and Hope ≠ Dissapointment

Romans 5:1-5 tells us to glory in our suffering because it takes us all the way to hope, and hope rooted in God’s love will never disappoint.