What aspects of your current life frustrate you? How have you experienced the “fallen” and “cursed” nature of all creation? On your job? In your relationships? With your children or parents? With your material possessions? As a believer, how does the hope that all of these frustrations and difficulties will one day be removed impact your attitude toward life and these situations now?
We all have a thirst and hunger for real “life”. What are you seeking to slake your thirst for life and satisfy your hungers in this present world? Are they delivering what they promise? Jer. 2:13
If you are a follower of Jesus, what aspects of your relationship with him are not as close or clear as you would like them to be? Is it possible to have a relationship with the Lord that is free from uncertainty, doubts and unanswered questions in the “here and now”? Why or why not? See I Cor. 13:12; Phil. 3:7-13; I Jn 3:2; 5:13