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Session 20

The best place to go when you desperately need to be refreshed

Read: Psalm 63:1-11

While running from Saul, David takes refuge in the desert of Judah. David is thirsty and hot, in need of basic physical provisions. But it’s spiritual thirst, not physical thirst, that he sings of in Psalm 63

“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1).

Desperation drives us to lean on God completely. 

The desperation of being in the desert drives David to lean on God completely. Instead of focusing on his circumstances, David focuses on his Savior. He remembers feeling God’s presence and he dwells on God’s love, which is “better than life.” And as David focuses on God’s character, he finds the strength to survive.

While we aren’t hiding in deserts or running from a murderous king, we still face difficulty. If you've ever heard the saying, "God will never put more on you than you can handle," you know it's a lie. God often allows us to experience more than we can handle so we can learn to depend on Him. 

What is your desert? However dry and thirsty you are, allow God to be your refuge. Desperate times can be seasons of great spiritual growth when we learn to rely on Him. 

Reflect:

  • Is there any area of your life that feels like a desert? 
  • What is one truth about God's character that you need to remember to refresh you in the desert? 
  • Think about the last long season of difficulty you faced. What did you learn about God during that time that you couldn't have experienced any other way? 

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How to be ready for every season of life

How to be ready for every season of life

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2

Want to make God laugh?

Want to make God laugh?

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3

How to turn your prayers from lists to conversations

How to turn your prayers from lists to conversations

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4

Of everything God made, you’re His favorite

Of everything God made, you’re His favorite

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5

What it looks like to trust God with everything

What it looks like to trust God with everything

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6

You don’t have to fight your battles alone

You don’t have to fight your battles alone

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7

How nature speaks to the glory of God

How nature speaks to the glory of God

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8

You’re not alone in the dark valley

You’re not alone in the dark valley

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9

What to do when life spirals out of control

What to do when life spirals out of control

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10

Are you standing in the way of your relationship with God?

Are you standing in the way of your relationship with God?

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11

Why God is the best person to talk to when you’ve done wrong

Why God is the best person to talk to when you’ve done wrong

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12

God will never tire of you needing Him

God will never tire of you needing Him

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13

God rescued you for a relationship

God rescued you for a relationship

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14

What it means to make God your fortress

What it means to make God your fortress

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15

Why do you do what you do?

Why do you do what you do?

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16

How to say “I’m sorry”

How to say “I’m sorry”

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17

There is no such thing as hidden sin

There is no such thing as hidden sin

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18

In God I trust?

In God I trust?

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19

The time you spend waiting is not wasted

The time you spend waiting is not wasted

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20

The best place to go when you desperately need to be refreshed

The best place to go when you desperately need to be refreshed

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21

Why it’s good to look a little farther down the road

Why it’s good to look a little farther down the road

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22

The difference praising God can make every day

The difference praising God can make every day

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23

The benefits that come from reading the Bible

The benefits that come from reading the Bible

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24

No one said this was going to be easy

No one said this was going to be easy

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25

The importance of being vulnerable

The importance of being vulnerable

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26

How to let go of what’s weighing you down

How to let go of what’s weighing you down

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27

Where do you turn when everything goes wrong?

Where do you turn when everything goes wrong?

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Praising God is easier than you think

Praising God is easier than you think

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