You know someone who is hurting and who needs to know the truth: God loves them and meets them in their suffering. Your kids know them, too. Everyone has to deal with crises in life, including Christians. And sometimes, the reality of life can seem unbearable.
A new documentary, Hope For Hurting Hearts, tells the stories of how Greg and Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, and their families dealt with times of trial. Each of these individuals has stood at a “spiritual crossroads” marked by challenging and painful circumstances, and each has chosen the road of trusting, following, and glorifying God.
Watch the trailer here. It’s about two minutes long, and could be used to set up this session. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch it on YouTube:
- Who, of your kids’ friends and their families, needs to know the hope of God in every situation? How might you be able to speak truth into their lives? How can your children help you love them and encourage them?
Substitute the following question for Question 1 in the Personal Study Guide:
- How have your children comforted you in times of suffering?
Substitute the following question for Question 3 in the Personal Study Guide:
- In what ways do children deal with life’s injustices differently than adults? Why is that?
We want to hear from you! How are you introducing the topic of suffering with the parents in your class or small group?