Virtual Bible Study
The Waiting Room is the Worst–Strength and Purpose for Uncertain Times
Daniel 9:1-19; 10:1-14
- Does the uncertainty of the times bother you? If so, how?
- What character qualities did it take for Joseph to take on the role of assistant to the prison warden, basically running the prison? How does the story of Joseph serving in prison challenge or encourage you?
- If you were Joseph how do you think you would have handled the situation—get in there and get it done, like Joseph—or the classic this-can’t-be-happening-to-me pity party?
- Other than the current situation, can you think of a time of trial/difficulty that God seemed to let go on passed what you thought was necessary? In other words were you praying to God something like, “God, I hear you. I have learned this lesson. Please bring this trial to an end.”? How did He answer you? Did you ever understand why? How well did you learn that lesson?
- How have you been connecting with/caring for your friends and family? I’m not a phone caller so it is not my first response to reach out. How about you?
- In Genesis 41:16 Joseph says, “I cannot do it, but God will. . .” How does Joseph’s statement inspire you to rely on God more in this season?
- When you read Daniel 9:23, “As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given”, how were you encouraged or challenged in your prayer life?
- In Daniel 10:12-14, we get a little insight to the spiritual warfare of our prayer life (not that this major battle happens each time we pray). How does this passage change the way you view your prayers?
- Is Daniel 9:4-19 a prayer you feel led to pray for our country in this most difficult time?
Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.