Sermon Notes 2019 07 14 PM

July 14, 2019 PM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1906
#4 in series

Christ in the Psalms
Where is Christ in My Pain?
Psalm 77

OVERVIEW
The book of Psalms is the most frequently read book in the Old Testament. Along with Proverbs, these books are important because they give us glimpses into the inner lives of David and others. However, if you dig deeper, you'll gain insight into how to live as an overcomer regardless of your circumstances. In the last message, we talked about focus from the perspective of Psalm 73 and how to deal with the prosperity of the wicked and the persecution of the righteous. We recognized the change that occurs when we shift our focus from the temporary things of this earth to the eternal purposes of God in Christ. Jesus is our source of contentment and the secret of confidence, and when our lives are yielded to Him we can rest in God’s sovereignty over all things.

For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.

“We cannot learn without pain.” – Aristotle

Some believe Psalm 77 belongs during the time of the Chaldean invasion of Judah. It was a time of great humiliation.

This psalm is a picture of a person struggling with overwhelming pain and problems. He's crying out to God and ultimately gets an answer.

I. SEEKING ANSWERS TO OUR BURDENS

II. ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT GOD

In verses 7-9, he asks questions – not TO God, but ABOUT God.

III. FINDING GOD IN YOUR PAIN

The psalmist finds the answer to his own questions. He didn’t stay in a dark place; he found a way into the light.

The psalmist remembers God's goodness, especially recalling the Exodus and God's deliverance from slavery in Egypt.