Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Cave Dweller

Psalm 13

David is in trouble again.  It seems much of his life he was on the run.  This psalm was written at a very low point in David’s life. He is a cave dweller seeking the attention of God to his problem. What do we do when it seems heaven is silent to our cries for help?  This is a common question and a difficult place for any believer. Can we learn to wait on the Lord when our world is falling apart?   

I.   The Cave of Despairvs.1-2
A.    He Feels Forsaken by His Godv.1
When we are leaning on God’s promiseswe can bear His silences.
B.    He Feels Forsaken by His Friends  v.2a
We are not the best counselorsfor ourselves when we are despondent.
C.    He Feels Defeated by His Enemiesv.2b
II.   Prayerfor Help -vs.3-4
A.    He prays that God would hearhis prayer.
David seeks God’s attention.
B.     He prays that God would answerhis prayer
God’s answer may well be, “I’m workingon it!”
C.    He prays that God would help him understand.
D.    He prays that he might not be destroyed.
E.    He prays that his enemy might not gloat.
Weakness will humbleyou! 
David’s Prayer was both preciseand concise.
III.  A Declaration of Faith-vs.5
The word “lovingkindness” refers to a love based on a covenant.
When I cannot traceHis hand, I can always
trustHis heart.  
IV.  A Song of Praise-vs.6
God’s deliverancein the past is our hope for His provisionfor today.
This Psalm begins with David as the victimbut ends with David as the victor

To hear God’s voice:

·       Believe in God’s PromiseHebrews 13:5
·       Believe in God’s PersonJob 13:15

·      Believe in God’s ProvisionPsalms 27:13-14

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