Grow, Pray, & Study: Life’s Healing Choices Week 1

Life’s Healing Choices: Admitting Need and Getting Help

Matthew 5:1-4
Daily Scripture Readings:
Sunday: Matthew 5:1-4, None of us like to humble ourselves. None of us like to grieve the
brokenness in our lives. However, Jesus says this is the path of blessing. We are called to
acknowledge that God is God and we are not. Ask God to show you ways you need to let go of
Monday: Romans 7:14-25, We are powerless to control our tendency to do the wrong thing.
Paul says, “the evil l do not want is what I do” (NRSV). We need God’s help. Thank God that his
grace and power are sufficient for whatever you are facing.
Tuesday: 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, We find strength in admitting our weakness. This is so
radically against our human nature that says, “Try harder!” or “Do it yourself!” Willpower is not
enough. You need other people and you need God. Ask God to give you the help you need.
Wednesday: Isaiah 61:1-3, Beauty can come from the ashes of our brokenness. God can
redeem our mess, if we are willing to listen. C.S. Lewis said, “God whispers to us in our
pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain. Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse
a deaf world.” How are you listening for God’s voice in the midst of difficulties and challenges?
Thursday: Psalm 103:11-14, God knows your situation. He sees the deepest and most secret
parts of who you are. He knows you better than you know yourself. God knows all of this and
HE LOVES YOU! Think about your beliefs about God’s love: do you believe God’s love is based
on how good you are, how hard you work, how much faith you have…or do you trust that God’s
love in unconditional?
Friday: 2 Timothy 1:7, God gives us everything we need to be happy, healthy, and whole. He
gives us the power to break bad habits, unconditional love to fill our hearts, and self-control to
live a new life. What do you need most from God?
Saturday: Luke 18:27, God is able to do what is impossible for us to do on our own. Maybe you
have said to yourself, “Things will never change”, “I’ll always be this way”, or “I’m too afraid to
do anything different”. Ask God to guide you to the first baby step toward healing in your life
and for the courage to take that first step.

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