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“Hear my prayer, O Lord, And let my cry come to You. Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble…” (Psalm 102:1-2a NKJV).

May 1, 2020

A PRAYER FOR THE AFFLICTED WHEN OVERWHELMED The inscription above this psalm describes it as a “prayer of the afflicted when he is overwhelmed.” Certainly, there is a need for concrete language to truly capture the condition of the afflicted. The hurting are in need of words of expression that they might lift up to

Overwhelmed by Depression

April 26, 2020 | Psalm 42:11 | depression

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How many of you are struggling with depression today? How many of you have had more trouble with depression because of the pandemic? Depression causes symptoms that affect how we feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, and working. The Bible is filled with those who struggled at times with the symptoms of depression, such as: Job, Moses, Naomi, David, Elijah, Jeremiah, Mary, Peter, and Paul.

Yet, no matter its cause or its degree, those who suffer from depression, need mercy not judgment. And perhaps more than anything, they need hope! In Psalms 42, the psalmist described how he put his hope in God when his soul was overwhelmed by depression. We can put our hope in God when we are overwhelmed by depression.

‘Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns; the world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.”’ (Psalms 96:10 NKJV).

April 26, 2020

LET US SAY AMONG THE NATIONS THAT THE LORD REIGNS The psalmist encouraged God’s people to spread the message among the nations of the world that the Lord reigns. The Lord God is King over all. Therefore, the world and its peoples shall not be moved apart from His righteous judgment.   Viewed through the

“In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul” (Psalms 94:19 NKJV).

April 25, 2020

THE LORD HAS A COMFORT FOR YOUR EVERY CARE Do you have a “multitude of anxieties?” Are you worried and afraid about many things? Have you been bottling up your distress “within” you? Why not open up to the Lord about it? For He has a multitude of comforts that can bring delight to your

‘I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence”‘ (Psalm 91:2-3 NKJV).

April 23, 2020

WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN TEMPTATION OR TROUBLE COMES? The psalmist declared in advance his intent to call on the Lord when facing a trap or temptation of an enemy or a deadly disease. He said, “I will say.” In other words, He had predetermined how he would respond if temptation or trouble were to

“My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips” (Psalms 89:34 NKJV).

April 21, 2020

GOD’S UNBREAKABLE NEW COVENANT THROUGH JESUS Men may break their covenants, but God never will. He is a promise-making and a promise-keeping God. The covenant spoken of here is not the one made at Sinai, but the covenant of grace made with Christ. For the Lord is speaking here through the psalmist, describing the new

“God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him” (Psalms 89:7 NKJV).

April 20, 2020

FEARING GOD WE FEAR NOTHING ELSE There are many types of assemblies. Men gather for government and for business. They meet for weddings and funerals. Families gather for birthdays and holidays. Yet the assembly of the saints is unique. For they gather in the name of the Lord. Certainly there is formality and respect on

“Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? Show us Your mercy, Lord, and grant us Your salvation” (Psalms 85:6-7 NKJV).

April 16, 2020

A PRAYER FOR REVIVAL IN OUR LAND The psalmist prayed for the nation of Israel, asking the Lord for revival, mercy and salvation. He reminded the Lord that they were His people and that in order for them to praise Him, they would need revival.   O that the Church in our land would pray

“How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God” (Psalms 84:1-2 NKJV).

April 15, 2020

DOES YOUR SOUL LONG FOR THE CHURCH GATHERED? The psalmist expressed his deep longing and love for the Lord’s tabernacle. HIs desire for it was so deep that his soul fainted for its courts and his heart cried out for its Occupant, namely the living God. For the psalmist, the tabernacle represented the very presence

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving” (Psalms 69:30 NKJV).

March 28, 2020

CHOOSING TO PRAISE AND MAGNIFY THE LORD The inscription to this psalm attributed it to David, who gave it to his Chief Musician with the instruction that it be set to the tune of “The Lilies.” David was a prolific song writer and gifted musician. As a young man, he played the harp to ease