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Lifeline 10-12-2016

Finding Hope in Failure
New Life Community Church

 

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Finding Hope in Failure

New Life Lessons Application

“Finding Hope in Failure”

Introduction:

It is always important to have hope. This is especially true when we are facing failure in our lives. At those times we may feel defeated, discouraged, and ultimately hopeless. But we serve a God of hope. Our faith is not based on the circumstances we find ourselves in, but in the Almighty God who loves us and promises us a hope and a future(Jeremiah 29:11). In this study we look at how we can find hope, even in times of failure.

Day One – Fear of Failure

Read Ecclesiastes 7:20; Hebrews 6:18-20

In what area of your life do you most fear failure? How has this fear impacted you in this area of your life? What steps can you take to strengthen your hope in this area?

Pray and give God your fear. Talk to God about your worries and concerns. Commit to spending time each day this week praying and giving God your fear and thanking Him for the hope we have in Him as our Anchor.

Day Two – Learning from Failure

Read Proverbs 3:5-6; Hebrews 6:18-20

Reflect on the verses in Proverbs. How do you trust in the Lord when you fail? Do you ask God to help you understand your shortcomings? Do you run to the anchor of hope described in Hebrews when you fall short?

Pray and take the time to talk to God. Ask for His wisdom and direction in your shortcomings and failures. Ask God what you are supposed to learn. Reach out to God, declare He is your anchor and submit your life to Him. Seek His direction and path for your life.

Day Three – Forgetting Failures, Moving Forward

Read Philippians 3:13-14; Hebrews 6:18-20

Reflect on Philippians 3:13-14. How do you forget your failures? How do you put them behind you and move forward? Do you get stuck in your failures or have a difficult time letting go? What does moving towards a higher goal look like?

Pray and thank God for His promised Hope. Spend time praying, listening, and asking God for direction. Seek His direction for moving forward towards what God has for you. As often as possible, give God thanks and praise for His faithfulness to help us move forward.

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