Psalm 34 is a song of David that shows us how to stop running and face our biggest fears in life.

Key Points:

  • When you’re afraid, tell yourself to praise God. (Psalm 34:1.)
  • When you’re afraid, don’t be afraid to admit it. (Psalm 34:4-6.)
  • When you’re afraid, run to God for refuge. (Psalm 34:8.)

Quote This:

Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.

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David’s Heart of Fear

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“Can you add a single day to your life by worrying?” -Jesus

Small Group Questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Tell about a time when you were genuinely afraid. What did you do to overcome that fear? Discuss.
  3. Was there a time when you were fearful of the future and acted out on that fear (i.e., leading to anxiety, etc.)? What happened?
  4. Read Psalm 34:1-3. Is offering God praise a natural outcome of fear? Why or why not?
  5. Why do you think David praised God in the midst of his fears? Explain.
  6. Is it difficult to share your fears with others? What about with God? Explain.
  7. How do your fears affect the way you live? Do they lead to anger, worry, anxiety, or attempts to control others?
  8. “Living in fear keeps us from experiencing our God-given potential.” Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.
  9. What steps do you need to take to deal with your fears? How can this group help you in the journey?
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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