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I Give Up Study Guide

The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life

by Laura Story


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But I don't want to surrender!

Have you ever felt those words bubbling up so deep inside you want to shout?

It's normal. It's natural. It's human to want to be in control.

But when your need for peace surpasses your desire for control, God–who truly uses all things for our good–demonstrates how much we can trust him. The very act of completely surrendering our will to his can become the one act that will change your life forever.

In this five-session video Bible study, recording artist and bestselling author Laura Story demonstrates the ironic joy found when we surrender it all to God and simply give up. Surrendering expectations and power is not a step-by-step process but a willful, daily decision worth every single ounce of effort.

Though surrender sometimes flies in the face of our instincts, hopes, and dreams, it's never without benefit. A surrendered life includes the surprise of a truly full and satisfying existence where trust is reasonable, reconciliation is possible, and relationships can heal.

The I Give Up Study Guide includes video notes, discussion questions, and between-session exercises.

Sessions include:

  • What Is Surrender Anyway?
  • God's Character Matters
  • Giving In and Up
  • Being Transformed
  • The Ripple Effect of Surrender
  • Designed for use with the I Give Up Video Study (9780310103899) sold separately. Streaming video is also available.

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