POST-TREK READER WEEK 5

 

SO JACOB WAS LEFT ALONE, AND A MAN WRESTLED WITH HIM UNTIL DAYBREAK.
- GENESIS 32:24

There might have been some things from your summer that caused you to question God. Or, maybe since you’ve been back in the U.S. you are questioning him. You might actually feel guilty about questioning or wrestling with him. Take a minute and be honest with yourself. Do you identify with any of these questions?

-       Where is God in my personal life?

-       Where was God in a particular incident this summer?

-       Where is God in the American church?

-       Where is God on my campus?

-       Why does God let certain things happen?

-       Why doesn’t God do certain things?

 

Take a few moments to journal or talk with a Trek buddy about these questions.

What questions do you have for God right now?

Have you sensed God answering you in any way? Possibly through scripture, a conversation with a friend, a song on the radio, etc. 

 

Application

Read Genesis 32. Ask God how he might want to speak to you through that scripture.

Pray. Actually ask God your questions. Use the Prayer Book to give you structure or pray in any way that makes sense to you: write a poem, paint, create a graph, be silent, be loud, be yourself – but pray to God. 

Ask God where he is on your campus, and if there are opportunities to bring your questions to him through action. Maybe that means getting involved in activism groups on campus, starting a justice prayer meeting for your fellowship, or taking a special offering for the poor at your large group.

 

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

- Hebrews 11:6