Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 1: Anger
Read Hebrews 11:1 and 2 Corinthians 4:16-18“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” - Hebrews 11:1“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18Discover1. What is faith according to these verses?2. What do these verses teach us about where we fix our gaze or our hope?3. What are the things we cannot see now but will last forever?RespondFear and anger often show up when we feel like we’ve lost control or have no control. We fear the unknown and what we can’t see. But the call of Christ on our lives is to give up control to the only One who is in control. Spend some time now asking God to bring your eyes up off your momentary troubles and fix them on Him – His beauty, His glory, His majesty, His greatness – using the Further Reading link. And as you do this, pray that your spirit would be renewed.For Further Reading: Revelation 21*For more resources related to this week’s readings, visit tpcc.org/anger.For Families with Kids at HomeIf there’s anything we’ve learned over this last year, it’s that we don’t have as much control as we thought we had. Our kids get to see us walk in resilience and real faith as we navigate unknown circumstances. Remember today that you do not need to exhibit a perfect faith for your kids—they just need to see your authentic faith lived out, especially in hard times.