• Question 01
    Life may not get “back to normal,” hurt feelings may linger, but can we know for a fact that God will make things better? Why or Why not?
  • Question 02
    How can hope make things better when we are hurting? For what are we hoping?
  • Question 03
    What can help us build a positive spirit of hope and come to rejoice in suffering?
  • Question 04

    16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self his being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, -2 Corinthians 4: 16-17 (ESV)

    In 2 Corinthians 4:16-17, on what does Paul tell us to focus when we suffer? What does our temporary suffering help to prepare?
  • Exercise 01
    Read Hebrews 12:11 and write it in your own words.
  • Exercise 02
    God does not promise a life without pain or suffering. If you are not already going through something, there is coming a time when you will. Look back over the last three lessons and write out a letter of encouragement for your future self when trials and struggles come. Include things you have learned in this course that can help you hold fast to your hope and rejoice in the midst of trials. If you are comfortable, share your letter with your Mathetis group.