Responding to Bad News
We get bad news all the time, but is there a right way to respond? This week Pastor Ryan answers that question from Nehemiah 1-2:8, “WMFPAD: A Biblical Response to Bad News”
Share any extreme steps you took this past week to stay connected to God
What stood out to you most today?
Read Nehemiah 1
Nehemiah’s first response to the bad news was to Weep and Mourn. Why does he do this? What good is that? How do you normally respond to bad news?
Nehemiah then begins to Fast and Pray. What experiences have you had with fasting? What questions do you have about it? What role could it play in your life, especially as it relates to getting bad news?
Pastor Ryan outlined a prayer guide from Nehemiah 1:5-10. What were the 5 elements? Which ones do you use in your prayer life? Which can you add? Which have you found to be most effective in your life?
Read Nehemiah 1:11-2:8
How did Nehemiah come up with his plan for action? What do you think he was Asking the Lord?
What are some unique circumstances in your life that you have scene God use? How can you Ask God to use them?
How did Nehemiah Do what God asked? What has God been asking you to Do?
Take a moment and consider any bad news you have been wrestling with. Can you employ a WMFPAD response? What steps do you need to take next? Share your plan for action.