Because of who God is, we can embrace the unknown
THE BIG IDEA
Because of who God is,we can embrace the unknown
Ruth 1:1-22, 4:13-17
Have you ever felt uncertain? Whether you were uncertain about the distant future, or about what decision to make in the moment, you know uncertainty can be scary. There’s a woman in the Bible who would agree.
Naomi moved with her husband and two sons to a foreign country. But shortly afterward, her husband and sons all tragically died, leaving Naomi all alone. She was devastated, and her faith in God was shaken, but God wasn’t done with Naomi. Uncertain about her future, she decided to return to her home country.
Surprisingly, her daughter-in-law Ruth decided to come with her — but that was just the first of many surprises God had in store. Although Naomi was certain God had abandoned her, God never did. Instead, Naomi learned what you may need to learn if you’re facing uncertainty: that God can redeem our past and always knows our future, even we feel lost.
Because of who God is, we can embrace the unknown.
- Have you ever done something new or scary that turned out to be really fun? What was it?
- What’s one reason someone your age might feel uncertain or worried about the future?
- Talk about a time when you felt uncertain or worried about your future.
- How do you usually react when things feel uncertain or out of control?
- Does your life feel at all uncertain or out of control right now? If so, what’s going on?
- Read Matthew 6:25-27 & 34. How does this passage relate to your life right now?
- What’s one new or interesting thing you noticed about God today? If that’s true about God, what’s true about you?
- Have you ever seen God come through for you when you’ve worried in the past? What happened?
- How can we help each other handle uncertainty or worry?
- This week, what’s one way you want to worry less and trust God more?