Lauren Daigle: Trust in You
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Day 1: What does it look like to be broken in spirit and yet receive God’s peace by going to him in prayer, conversation, and reading the Word.
Day 2: Cry Out and Pray
Read Psalm 141 three times.
1. How would you describe David’s emotion in verses 1-2?
2. Describe your body position in times of unbelievable heartbreak, heartache, or hurt.
3. What kind of energy would be needed to lift up your head, chest, arms?
4. When we are experiencing brokenness, pain, and despair, what are we tempted to want to do to others or ourselves if it was self-inflicted pain?
5. Is David leaning on his own strength with this temptation?
Day 3 and 4: Read the Bible
Read Psalm 30 three times
1. In this chapter, there are three words that describe the situation: depths, realm of the dead, pit.
What times/situations have you been able to relate to this level of hurt, depression, and/or oppression?
2. In this chapter, there are several things that David said God did for him when he cried out: lifted me, healed me, brought me up, spared me, favored me, merciful to me (asked for this).
During our pits of despair, do you really believe that that God’s rescuing is available to you too? Explain why or why not or even if you feel it depends on the situation.
3. The Holy Spirit contradicts what is possible in the natural. It works at a supernatural level which seems impossible. Although a circumstance may not change, the ability to emotionally not be drug down into a pit forever is available to all.
This passage has the following natural reactions superseded by the supernatural intervention of the Holy Spirit.
Weeping to rejoicing
Wailing to dancing
Sack cloth to cloth of joy
Silent to singing
What attitudes or emotions are you dealing with that need a supernatural intervention, so you don’t remain under a cloud of despair, frustration, and/or worry?
Day 5: Reach out
1. In this passage Paul is talking to Timothy.
Categorize the people Paul named into the following category: (some may be used twice)
1. Deserted Paul
2. With Paul
3. On mission for Paul
4. Will be with Paul
5. Will drop everything to be there for Paul
In your own life, reflect on who has deserted you and pray to God to help you forgive that hurt and heal from that hurt.
2. Reflect on who can you reach out to for help when you need prayer or encouragement.
3. Reflect on who would drop everything to go and physically be with you?
The #2 and #3 category are very important. If you are struggling to identify people, let me encourage you to go beyond attending a church service and get involved in your church ministries and small groups.
If you are not currently attending church, then let me encourage you to take that step to grow a spiritual extended family who will be with you through thick and thin.
Lord I thank you for your companionship and comfort. It may not always be the way I think it will be or in my timing, but the Word says you make all things beautiful in your timing.
Let God be the Glory