- What is one truth or “take-away” from the sermon that you found particularly challenging/convicting/helpful?
- Read Psalm 88:1-2. Have there been times in your life where you’ve cried out to the Lord? More importantly, have you cried out to the Lord for your salvation?
- Read Psalm 88:3-7. Sometimes it may seem like God’s wrath lies heavy upon you, either as the consequence of sin, or because of a trial that is meant to grow you. In what ways is God’s wrath a mercy to his people? (See Proverbs 3:11-12) How does this perspective help us to run to the Lord in such times instead of running away from Him?
- Read Psalm 88:8-18. Where do you turn when you’re in the depths of despair or loneliness? What Scripture passages and/or biblical truths have been helpful for you in such times? What are some practical ways your community group can be an encouragement to people who are lonely or in despair?
- How does Psalm 88 challenge or encourage you in your response to difficult periods in your life as you observe where/when/how the psalmist cries, turns, and calls upon the Lord? Where else in Scripture to we see a similar response by those in periods of turmoil in life?