If you were forced to leave your country, where would you go and why?
1. Jeremiah 20:7 & Lamentations 3:22-23 – compare these verses. How do you think Jeremiah was feeling when he wrote them?
(Leaders guide – Jeremiah started prophesying at a young age, even though he went through extreme hardships he persevered. At a stage when he felt like giving up, he expressed his feelings honestly to God. The revelation he had in Lamentations was what kept him going.
2. Do you have a story of God’s love and provision during tough times?
(Leaders guide – allow people to share their stories of God’s provision in their lives)
3. What areas in your life do you feel like you need “fresh mercy” today?
(Leaders guide – you might like to have pieces of paper and pens handy so your people can write down their thoughts on this question.)