Having hope is not always a reasonable thing. When a diagnosis, finances, relationships, or other circumstances are troubling and unchanging, we can struggle with doubt, confusion, denial, anger and even indifference. But God would want us to keep looking to Him with hope and anticipation — knowing that His compassion and power work for our good and His glory. He does not want us to give up on Him.

Let’s seek God together through this scripture and discussion question today:

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

There is an enemy at work battling for your thoughts, attitudes, beliefs and understanding of God’s will. According to this passage, what does your spiritual weaponry look like?

What are some practical ways you demolish obstacles that come up against your hope, joy and peace in Christ?

These “Finding Glory Wednesdays” posts are an online discussion series based on the books Finding Glory in the Thorns and the companion Finding Glory in the Thorns: Group Discussion Guide by Larry and Lisa Jamieson. For more information about Finding Glory Groups, visit http://www.findingglory.com/findingglorygrou.html.