How did we see God move this week as we tried to live out the Spirit’s leading? What challenges did we encounter? What victories can we celebrate?

A Song of Ascents. Of David. O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.

Recall from Sunday:

Psalm 131:1 – The LORD cares for us…

Psalm 131:2 – …and calms us…

Psalm 131:3 – …to launch us in his purposes.

Reflect: What sticks out to you personally from the passage?

What impacted you on a personal level from Sunday’s sermon?

David’s confidence in God’s care for him freed him from worrying about things he couldn’t control. What are your top sources of worry today? What have you done to surrender these situations to God’s care?

The God’s presence with David calmed David’s soul. Do you have a story of finding the comfort of God’s presence in the middle of a troubling situation? How do you connect with the calming presence of God when troubles come?

David’s experiences in trusting God were not for his benefit alone, but affected how he led the nation of Israel, encouraging them to trust in the Lord. Are there people in your life you need to entrust to the Lord’s care? Are there folks in your life who need your encouragement to seek God’s presence for their peace and rest?

It may be time for your group to plant a stake in the ground regarding their worries. Take some time to pray, perhaps in a posture of kneeling or with open hands, declaring to God that from this point forward we place our present pressing worry in his hands, and ask his help to trust in his care.

Have your group identify the people in their lives who are burdened with worry and anxiety. Discern together with the Spirit how you all could be an encouragement or example of the care of God for those people.