Hope in Times of Despair

January 15, 2012 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 42 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – Jan. 15, 2012 – Worship Service - Alan Conner

Psalms 42

Hope in Times of Despair

               Intro

               A. THE DESPAIR OF THE GODLY.

1) The enemies (Psalms 42:9-10).

2) The drought (Psalms 42:1-2).

3) The tears (Psalms 42:3).

4) The memories (Psalms 42:4).

5) The despair (Psalms 42:5).

               B. THE PATH OUT OF THE DESERT.

1) “Why?” - The value of self-interrogation (Psalms 42:5).

                    2) “Hope!” - The value of self-exhortation (Psalms 42:5).

a) Confidence in God’s faithful loving kindness (Psalms 42:5b).

b) Trust in God.  Jeremiah 17:5-8

3) Repetition (Psalms 42:5, 11; 43:5).

Conclusion

 

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