Life Group Discussion Guide
Hagar: Eyes Opened to Providence
Text: Genesis 16 and 21
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have
now seen the One who sees me. That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi, it is still there, between
Kadesh and Bered.
God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift
the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So, she went and filled the skin with
water and gave the boy a drink.
In a word, what is your default posture right now? Hopeful? Discouraged? Exhausted? Energized?
What is contributing to that posture? Why do you find yourself feeling that way?
Where do you see God right now?
What do you remember about Hagar’s story in Genesis? (Hint Genesis 16 and 21)
What do you find to be the most discouraging / encouraging thing about Hagar’s story?
What are some difficult / encouraging things that Hagar’s story shows us about God?
What can this group be praying over you right now?
What might it look like for this group to walk alongside you?