Experiencing God: a knock-down argument?
A basis for assurance? the Christian’s privilege?
1. Pray your worries and you’ll know God’s peace (v6-7)
2. Protect your thought-life and you’ll know God’s presence (v8-9)
How do you tend to respond to people talking about “experiencing God”?
How does the teaching in this passage challenge or encourage you?
What kinds of worries are you facing at the moment, and how can you learn to “pray your worries” more?
Why do you think thanksgiving is underlined in this passage? And how can you grow in this practice?
In what ways have you found the teaching about protecting your thought-life challenging?
How does the offer of God’s presence help to motivate you to make progress in this area?