Cam Liske – Psalm 42
Cam Liske – Psalm 42
Psalm 116 is an incredible roller coaster of a psalm.
We see the author who has such firm faith and trust in God, and has seen God work and move in the past, but still faces trials and tests.
We see an author who is overwhelmed, stressed and perhaps even depressed. He has lost faith in society and feels death closing in on him.
But his response is something we all need to look at: “Please Lord, save me!”
Even in his overwhelmed heart, he did the only thing he knew to do and the only thing he knew could make a difference – he called out to God.
Some passages I referred to this past sunday in my sermon that I would encourage you to read again:
Psalm 116, 2 Corinthians 4:7-15, Revelations 21:1-4, Hebrews 13:15-16 and Romans 12.
This week, if you feel life closing in around you and you are becoming overwhelmed – call out to God, He will hear you.
But also journey with people. The author of this psalm also talks about doing this “in the presence of all His people”.
Connect. Find those you trust, those who are in the same place, those who have been in the same place, those who care for you, those who may be so far removed from that but can offer a new perspective, those who trust God and can point you to our Saviour, Healer, Comforter…
This fall we are re-launching small groups, because I believe this is a VITAL part of our journey. Pray about being in a small group, and pray about being a small group leader. Let us journey together and strengthen each other as we seek God in the joy and the struggles of our lives.
Cam Liske – Psalm 116
Martin Luther wrote the hymn, ‘A Mighty Fortress is God’ based on Psalm 46.
A member of our congregation sent Psalm 46 in as their favourite Psalm for our Summer Psalm series.
In preparation for the sermon this past Sunday I searched via Google the sons of Korah. I was led to the book of Numbers and a fascinating story of Korah, Moses and how God is in control.
The Bible continues to fascinate me in regards to its continuity, consistency and ability to be truthful. I am so glad God gave us the Scriptures.
The verse that I highlighted the most this past Sunday and I am attempting to live by this week is Psalm 46: 10a, ‘Be still and know that I am God!’
I am going to take time this week to be still before God and know Him. To remain before Him in a quiet, still and humble manner. To genuinely know Him. I would invite you to ask God if you need to do that this week.
In John 16:33 Jesus says, ‘I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have trouble, but be brave! I have defeated the world.’ NCV
Thanks Jesus for giving me peace. Thanks God that I can be still and know that peace.
Cory Illingworth – Psalm 46