How Do You Navigate These Uncertain Times?
We live in times of injustice, violence, disease, political upheaval, and opposing views of truth. Has it ever been this bad? The answer is, surprisingly, “Yes!” Jeremiah, Daniel, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and Ezekiel all faced these same obstacles as God’s people experienced the tumultuous last years in Jerusalem and the Babylonian conquest.
God speaks volumes when His people face upheaval. With this study, readers will glean wisdom and insight from this time of prolific prophecies. Navigating Uncertain Times brings remarkably relevant topics to life as readers learn about one of the least understood eras of the Old Testament. Each chapter in this study addresses how to face current uncertainties within the context of how it was to live through the last days of the nation of Judah.
The book begins with how King Josiah faced a pluralistic and pagan society and created a godly group of fellow believers. You will see how the Levites learned to serve in ways that met the needs of all and created space for fellowship. The prayer practices of Habakkuk, as he faced a bleak future, will give readers inspiration and a new understanding of prayer. Other chapters illuminate the creative communication practices of Jeremiah as he faces a fractured and unjust society. You will also follow his faith as he pours out his heart to the God who called him to his difficult task. The study demonstrates the wisdom and tact of Daniel in his interactions with those of a different culture while maintaining his spiritual identity and facing perilous situations. As you watch the exiles learn a realistic hope, you will discover how you too can find peace in the midst of turmoil through your interactions with God, even in situations that are out of your control.
In Navigating Uncertain Times, you will learn from these godly biblical leaders who were experts in surviving turmoil. Jeremiah, Josiah, Daniel, Habakkuk, and Ezekiel were contemporaries, and they encountered issues very similar to those of our current world.
These biblical leaders will show you how to:
- What to do when you feel disconnected from fellowship
- Navigate a pluralistic society and create fellowship and acceptance for all
- Pray and come to peace when faced with undesired circumstances.
- Communicate tactfully as you maneuver in a fractured
- Deal with an unjust society
- Have positive interactions with those who hold opposing views
- Come to acceptance of things in your life that are not of your choosing
- Experience realistic hope
- Learn ways to heal as you look back on painful times.
- See ways to heal the church after a disruption in worship practices
Chapters are written in a narrative form and are followed by questions that can be used for personal reflection and group discussion.
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