Exercise for Lesson 13
The Power of Believing: Head to Heart Guide
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEB
Consider a trauma of two years or more in the past (to have allowed time for grieving the pain). Then make a list of five ways in which God has been making it work for good in your life. Ask the Lord to open your eyes of faith. Go on! Give the Lord the benefit of the doubt—He says He is at work to bring good out of it.
The truth is that as long as we believe that God has allowed anything in our past to be working against our ultimate good, rather than for us, we will find it very hard to surrender to God in the present or trust Him for what He may allow in the future.
Beat that weapon of the enemy into a plowshare (Micah 4:3)—let the pain of the past help you fight to become a full believer in His Word. Sow a believing faith over your past by taking the Step to Freedom of recognizing and repenting of unbelief (review Recognize and Replace!).
Awful past experience ________________________________
Ten ways that awful past experience has actually been used by God to help me:
1) _____________________ 6) _________________________
2) _____________________ 7) _________________________
3) _____________________ 8) _________________________
4) _____________________ 9) _________________________
5) _____________________ 10) ________________________