Thursday, July 28, 2011

7 Key to Joy in the Journey #6


Psalm 34:1-8
 1 I will bless the LORD at all times;
         His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

 2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
         The humble shall hear of it and be glad.  

3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
         And let us exalt His name together.  

4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
         And delivered me from all my fears.

 5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
         And their faces were not ashamed.

6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him,
         And saved him out of all his troubles.

 7 The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
         And delivers them.
 8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
         Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

1. PRAISE the LORD……..…because He is Worthy! vs 1

2. BOAST IN THE LORD… because He is in Control! vs 2

3. LIFT UP THE NAME OF THE LORD… …because He is GREAT! vs. 3

4. PRAY TO THE LORD… …because He Calms our Fears! vs. 4

5. LOOK TO THE LORD… …because HE will bring Joy! vs. 5

6. CRY OUT TO THE LORD...because He will Deliver You! vs. 6

 David realized that not only did God provide divine provision…He also provides divine protection.  Some trials are so physically, mentally, and emotionally painful, all you can do is cry out to the Lord for deliverance.  The great thing is …He hears our cries!

If King David could cry…who are you?
           If King Jesus could cry …who am I?

Just make sure when you cry, you are crying out to the Lord our deliverer.  One thing is crystal clear in scripture…God hates self pity.  The Israelites found this out first-hand in their pilgrimage in the wilderness.  They made the fatal mistake of failing to realize that it was God Himself who had

promised to lead them
   promised to guide them
      promised to provide for them
         promised to protect them. 

Like a bonus check from your employer, you can take His promises to the bank.  He will never fail you. So as you cry to Him, look expectantly for His hand of deliverance in the trials of your life.

As you journey through life have you ever had to cry out to the Lord?  For What? Has he delivered you yet? 

 How Great is Our God by Paul Morton

1 comment:

  1. How great is the God you serve? Do you have faith in Him alone? Cry out to him! He will Deliver you!