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Session 24

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

Read: Psalm 23, Isaiah 54:10

Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis — it seems like every few months a natural disaster devastates part of the world. Not only do natural disasters bring pain, devastation, and death, they remind us just how out of control we are. 

We can’t redirect a hurricane, cork a volcano, or still the shaking ground. All we can do is prepare for the worst, and pray for the best. The good news is God promises to be with us in whatever circumstances we face. As David says in Psalm 23:4, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

When we feel scared and out of control, Jesus comforts us and gives us what we need to get through. The Lord has compassion on us, He will not go back on His promise of peace, and His love will not be shaken, no matter how much our world is shaking (Isaiah 54:10). 


Celebrate

  • How have you experienced God’s comfort, presence, and peace? Thank Him for being with you. 
  • What does it mean to you to know that even when your world is shaking, God’s love for you is never shaken? Talk to Him about that. 


Anticipate 

  • Natural disasters are going to occur until Jesus comes back. Talk to Jesus about what you’re looking forward to experiencing with His return. 
  • What promise from God do you need most in the middle of tragedy? Thank God that He’s already fulfilled that promise. 


Ask 

  • Are you recovering from a natural disaster? Do you know someone who is? What specifically do you need? Ask God to provide it. And ask Him if there is a need He wants you to provide for. 
  • Natural disasters remind us that we don’t have control. Is there something in your life you are refusing to give God control of? Confess that to Him, and ask for forgiveness. 
  • What are you afraid of when it comes to natural disasters? Ask God for protection. 
  • What do you most need help with during or after a natural disaster? Ask God for guidance. 

1

Dear God, help me become more like Jesus

Dear God, help me become more like Jesus

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2

Dear God, guide my career choices

Dear God, guide my career choices

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3

Dear God, show me your presence today

Dear God, show me your presence today

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4

Dear God, I need you to come through big time

Dear God, I need you to come through big time

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5

Dear God, heal my body

Dear God, heal my body

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6

Dear God, help me to trust you with my money

Dear God, help me to trust you with my money

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7

Dear God, free me from this financial or relational burden

Dear God, free me from this financial or relational burden

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8

Dear God, I feel so alone

Dear God, I feel so alone

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9

Dear God, unite me and my spouse

Dear God, unite me and my spouse

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10

Dear God, guide my kids

Dear God, guide my kids

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11

Dear God, help me to believe for that relationship I’ve been waiting on

Dear God, help me to believe for that relationship I’ve been waiting on

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12

Dear God, help me to forgive others

Dear God, help me to forgive others

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13

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

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14

Dear God, help me to not give up on others

Dear God, help me to not give up on others

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15

Dear God, bless my pastors and church leaders

Dear God, bless my pastors and church leaders

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16

Dear God, save people in this place

Dear God, save people in this place

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17

Dear God, send people to do your work and give us opportunities to serve

Dear God, send people to do your work and give us opportunities to serve

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18

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

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19

Dear God, would you change the lives of the people in my group?

Dear God, would you change the lives of the people in my group?

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20

Dear God, help us to be bold when it comes to sharing the Gospel

Dear God, help us to be bold when it comes to sharing the Gospel

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21

Dear God, help me make sense of current events

Dear God, help me make sense of current events

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22

Dear God, hear my prayers for our nation’s leaders

Dear God, hear my prayers for our nation’s leaders

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23

Dear God, someone I love is sick

Dear God, someone I love is sick

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24

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

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25

Dear God, stop the violence

Dear God, stop the violence

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26

Dear God, deepen my love and appreciation of your Word

Dear God, deepen my love and appreciation of your Word

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27

Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well

Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well

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