Life Recovery Workbook Sampler - Flipbook - Page 9
ST EP O NE
But is it okay to argue with God? God says it is. He told Job
to go pray for his friends because they did not speak rightly
about him. But Job was not corrected or criticized for all of his
arguing with God! So Job teaches us that it’s okay to argue with
God as long as we remember it’s a very big powerful God that
we are arguing with.
One more important thing about powerlessness we learn
from Jesus. In his ministry, he highlighted the importance
of children. At one point, some little children tried to come
and visit Jesus, but his disciples tried to turn them away. Jesus
stopped his disciples and said, “Let the children come to me.
Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those
who are like these children” (Matthew 19:14). The Kingdom
of Heaven belongs to the little children who were basically
We sometimes think that being powerless is like being a victim. It doesn’t make us a victim, it really just gets us out of the
way for God to work. One of the major tasks in our grieving is
to come to terms with our powerlessness, for we are truly powerless when we are dealing with our losses. But remember, like
Sarah and Job, we are not helpless.
QUESTIONS FOR STEP ONE
Trapped Genesis 16:1-15
1. How is my experience of powerlessness similar to Hagar’s
experience? How is it different?
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