Among other things, Psalm 37 recognizes the frustrating reality that the wicked often prosper, and the righteous often suffer. , Paul reminds the Corinthian believers of his trials and God’s deliverance. Mark 4:35-4:41. Introduction-This morning we continue our series “Nuts and Bolts of life”. Faith and trust are VERBS; faith and trust are a lifestyle, and they involve action. We discover that we cannot settle ourselves long enough to complete the exercise. 6:7; 38:10). And it's raining, raining in my heart. Whenever we face any crisis, it’s helpful to review God’s instructions for enjoying God and experiencing supernatural peace. David fully trusted in God. He can use our temperaments and our physical condition. Some days we need to go through these steps several times. Much like when we are “abiding in Christ” …when we delight in God, then the desires of our heartswill be in line with God’s will. David, Paul, and Jesus each command us not to fret, not to worry. Those who are burdened by life’s trials will discover that the Psalms are, as one commentator called them, “the soul’s medicine chest.” This book is a source of encouragement and hope, and it also provides an encouragement and motivation for worship and prayer. I expect that most of us will never completely stop worrying,but we can grow in faith. Trusting God In Difficult Times Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 2, 2006 (message contributor) based on 29 ratings (rate this sermon) | 53,791 views ... Five Ways To Improve Your Sermons By Charles Arn on November 24, 2020 The Perfect Length For A Sermon … May God help us to learn the beautiful lessons that he has recorded for us in the book of Habakkuk. He became fearfully distressed about Jezebel's threat and ran for his life a day’s journey into the wilderness. I had training wheels at first, when they came off, my Dad run behind me holding the seat so I wouldn’t fall. If YOU have ever been punished for doing the right thing, if you’re a good guy who seems to always finish last… then Psalm 37 is for you. Dark Thoughts and Uncontrollable Emotions, This is true of David in this passage, and it was experienced by others in the Bible including Jonah, Job, Elijah, Jeremiah, and even the Apostle Paul (to name a few). If knowing God is not our highest joy and delight, then we do not know God very well. My inward parts are in turmoil and never still; days of affliction come to meet me. Paul reiterates this to the believers in the churches of Galatia in. I heard a story recently about a little boy who wanted to wash his cat. Why now? In Psalm 13, David demonstrated what it means to trust God in tough times. We cannot control what thoughts enter our minds, but we can control which thoughts we dwell on. SERMONS ON TRUSTING GOD. have you forgotten me?…this trouble continues on and on and it occupies my thoughts all the time…and my heart is heavy with sadness constantly and my enemy knows all of this and he gloats…don’t you care?...”. That is why trusting God and doing good cannot be separated. This one is tricky. God is, however asking us to trust in God in all circumstances. 3. He had external enemies…King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. We can use the words of this amazing Psalm to guide us as we seek to delight ourselves in the Lord. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. And yet… the wicked often seem to have it betterthan the righteous. Father!”. Fretting—or worrying—is a sin. Expression of Prayer: Give Me Light! and in other Psalms confirming that the walk of faith isn’t a bed of roses…it’s not easy. And as we practice these seven steps, we can enjoy God’s presence and God’s peace even in the storms of life. (13:3–4). These two steps are inseparable; neither can exist without the other.