Psalm 69:1-13 "Psalm 69:1-13 (KJV) To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. 2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. 5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. 6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. 7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. 8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. 9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. 10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. 11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. 12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards. 13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation."
Anxiety is the wrong normal. We worry about all the things of life, but the sad paradox is that this anxiety shortens our health and life. How do we give our worries to the Lord? By prayer. If God has adopted us as His son or daughter, then we are welcome to come into His throne room and lay out our worries before Him. The answer to our problems is not removing them; it is Who we go to with them.
It is in difficult situations that our Christianity is proved. If Paul could thank God in prison, can we not thank Him in the midst of the liberties and blessings we enjoy? When we go to Jesus Christ, we will find comfort for our souls.
What is our mind focused on? If our eyes are always on our problems, we will never have true peace. Let the peace of Christ guard and keep your mind so that your life may be filled with thanks to Him!
IS HELL REAL? 2 Thess. 1:3-12 Confident in the Face of Hard Questions.The Thessalonian believers had questions concerning the second coming of Jesus, which Paul had attempted to address in his first letter . However, these questions apparently persisted to the point that some believers were concerned the day of the Lord had already happened . Paul wrote his second letter in large part to correct this false idea 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 .Eternal punishment awaits those who do not follow Christ.God watches over His faithful FOLLOWERS. vv.3-7aThose who do not follow God will face eternal DESTRUCTION.vv.7b-10We are called and equipped to do GOOD and bring GLORY to God. vv.11-12Our faith is personal, but not private . Jesus established the church for our collective good and our collective growth . Since humans are relational by nature, our horizontal relationships should develop just as our vertical relationship with God does .Transformation is evident when relational maturity is evident .
It's Part of the Plan
When the problem is part of the plan.
When the problem, that's part of God's plan, positions you for the plan and a readiness to see what God is doing through the trouble.
Exodus 5-6; Psalm 105
Summary bullet points from the transcription of the message.
• Exodus 6:20-7:7 with Pastor Nick and Shannon Ryals.
◦ Amram took his father's sister, Kohath's sister, as wife and had Aaron, Moses, and Miriam.
• God's plan and hardening Pharaoh's heart.
◦ God chooses Moses and Aaron to deliver His people, despite their human limitations.
◦ Pastor Nick explains that Pharaoh's hardening of heart is part of God's plan, leading to increased mistreatment of the Israelites.
◦ The Israelites cry to Pharaoh, asking why they are being treated this way, but Pharaoh blames them for not meeting his demands.
◦ Pastor Nick explains that people's anguish and hardship can prevent them from hearing God's voice, even when He is speaking to them through difficult circumstances.
◦ Pastor Nick emphasizes that problems in life can be part of God's plan and solution and that we must keep our eyes on Him to receive His guidance and transformation.
• God's plan and deliverance in Exodus 5-6.
◦ Pharaoh's overseers increased the workload of the Israelites, causing them to blame Moses and Aaron for their troubles.
◦ Moses questions God's plan, feeling frustrated with the lack of deliverance for the people despite his efforts to speak on their behalf.
◦ God tells Moses that He will show Himself strong on behalf of the Israelites, driving Pharaoh and his army out of Egypt (verse 2).
◦ God reminds Moses that He is the Lord, and Moses must use this name to confront Pharaoh (
We often face troubles in life, and sometimes we're tempted to run and hide. But why hide when you can "seek" - that is, seek refuge in the Lord? In this sermon, Pastor Jesse unpacks Psalm 11, showing how David responded to extremely difficult circumstances. In David's response, you'll see that even when righteousness and justice don't seem to exist, you can have confidence knowing that God is on the throne.
Philippians 4:4-13 " Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 ¶ Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 ¶ Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 ¶ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
10 ¶ But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Today we're taking a closer look at the sixty-fourth chapter of the Book of Isaiah.
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