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Scripture for today’s message:
■1 Samuel 16:1-13
■2 Samuel 5:1-3
■2 Samuel 7:8-14
■2 Samuel 15:1-5
■Psalm 63:1-11

Daily relational stress

Discussion/Application Questions
Week of February 19, 2012
Text: Psalm 63:1a
King David writes, “O, God, you are my God…”
1. Why do you think David is saying this
phrase? Why is the phrase important?
2.Who is God to you?
David was King. He had everything and anything he wanted all the time. When he saw
something he wanted he had servants that would get it for him. The leaders of his army
were loyal to him. The people he ruled adored him. He lived the life of luxury and comfort.
In the wilderness David had little to no comfort. All of the things he had grown accustomed
to were nowhere to be found. It was in this moment he realized something… he realized that
true comfort, satisfaction, solace, rest, joy, and peace could only be found in God, the lover
of his soul. David realized that all of those material pursuits and the fading satisfaction they
provided was nothing when compared to being satisfied in God alone.

3. What wilderness are you facing right now? What hardship is causing you to run to
satisfaction and solace?
4.What things to you tend to find satisfaction in? What refuges do you run to when youʼre
tired? Hurting? Bored? Afraid? Anxious? Wanting some relief?
5.Read & Discuss 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 & Hebrews 4:14-16.
What do these passages teach about struggles, strength, and hope?
6. Who, in your life, will encourage you towards embracing the freedom, rest, solace, and joy
found in Jesus?