3. We must trust God. I had to trust God with the outcome of my painful situation and let him do what only he can do. I didn't know how it would all end, but I had to learn to trust God no matter what, and my small group helped me do that. They reminded me that God is sovereign, trustworthy, and powerful—and he is.
Through the support of my small group through this painful situation, I experienced transformation. My marriage is stronger. And I now have the opportunity to minister to men who are struggling in their marriages. God has used my pain to bring amazing life change.
—Michael C. Mack is the founder of and advisor for SmallGroups.com and author of many small-group books and discussion guides. He also leads church training events and consults with churches through Small Group Leadership; copyright 2014 by Christianity Today.