Trust & Surrender

This message delves into the profound spiritual practice of trusting and surrendering to God amidst life's challenges. Using the analogy of juggling, we learn that keeping our eyes fixed on God and his promises, represented by the rainbow, allows us to navigate difficulties with faith and hope. The story of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20 illustrates the power of seeking God's presence, praising him, and declaring his faithfulness even in the face of overwhelming odds. As we open our hands in surrender, pouring out our worries to God and relying on his grace, we find the strength to persevere. This message encourages us to cultivate rhythms of remembrance, thanksgiving, and praise, positioning our hearts to trust in God's goodness and sovereignty, no matter what life throws our way.

Discussion Questions: 

1. In what ways do you find it challenging to surrender control and fully trust God when facing difficult situations?

2. How does focusing on God's character and promises, rather than our problems, change our perspective and empower us to 'juggle' life's challenges?

3. What are some practical ways we can cultivate a habit of consistently lifting our eyes to God and seeking His presence in both good times and bad?

4. In what areas of your life do you sense God calling you to 'open your hands' and surrender to Him, and what holds you back from doing so?

5. How does Jesus' example of trust and surrender, even in the face of betrayal, rejection and suffering, inspire and challenge you in your own faith journey?