Many years before Joseph’s descent into Egypt God foretold that the Israelites would be enslaved in a foreign land. Following her usual format, Kelly provides the perfect balance between basic and in-depth theology, Biblical and personal illustrations, and earnestness and humor. 31:6). Purchase Finding God Faithful Leader Kit for small groups, or follow the directions for purchasing the personal use videos inside of the Bible study book. Despite the evolving and unstable seasons that life brings, we are called to trust God. However, I will judge the nation they serve, and afterward they will go out with many possessions. I pray it goes well. The interplay between God’s sovereignty and human evil is a mystery for the ages, but I’m hoping you’ll see that what must have felt entirely out of God’s will for Joseph (arriving in Egypt) was actually part of God’s plan (Israel enslaved in Egypt for four hundred years so that she might grow into a great nation whom God would deliver). Do not be discouraged; there is good news for you: God’s faithfulness will never waver. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, Paul speaks to the church at Corinth reminding them that God’s grace and power is available to strengthen them during their seasons of weakness. Did we miss a question? God will take care of you because He takes care of His children. This verse reaffirms the reality that you don’t have to be ashamed of your weaknesses because God’s grace will cover and strengthen you. God is faithful when we are not and when life isn’t fair. When I didn’t have the words to articulate my feelings, God’s word was my comfort and peace. In our western culture, we tend to think of God’s blessing and our suffering as mutually exclusive. A. W. Tozer. Can we still watch the videos? The fact that the God of Israel was with Joseph in the far away and pagan land of Egypt is so profound and comforting, there’s no way to overstate it. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). I would like to order Kelly’s Bible studies (member books), but Amazon has de-prioritized shipment of books. Finding God Faithful - Bible Study Summary Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. (Note: I’m not suggesting that the evil plan of the brothers or being sold into slavery were somehow good things because God’s plan was being worked out. “...not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. Within your own strength, it is easy to want to become cynical and dismiss how God has kept you in the past. . Box 41763 www.lifeway.com. There are seasons in life where you may ask yourself, “How will I make it?” “How will I survive?” You may feel stretched financially, emotionally, or spiritually. My Bible study group can no longer meet. Traci. No small trade indeed. Previous. God will also comfort you beyond human understanding. About this Item. He is everything.”. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. You are purchasing a digital product. 1 Day 1. In times of loss or mourning, it is natural to become distant, discouraged or disenchanted with God. I invite you to not lose hope, but instead to use God’s track record of faithfulness as your strength. Because the notes during the video sessions are so quick, we’ve had to prewatch the sessions and type out the notes. Let’s Stay in Touch Sign up for our weekly newsletter to be the first to hear about new studies, events, giveaways, and more. Tell Him you’re willing to receive His blessings even if they look different than what you’re hoping for. Christianity. Could I get the links to the free Bible study that is being posted on Facebook. Register to begin the study. Your email address will not be published. I could not be self-dependent, but more God-dependent. God will strengthen you for your specific assignment and the journey ahead.