(Vers. By THOMAS HORTON, D.D. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. But such numbness of feeling is not to be confounded with satisfaction. As I have pointed out from time to time, tradition tells us that a certain Dutchman who was carrying the manuscript of the New Testament to the printers on horseback is the one who is responsible for the chapter divisions in our King James New Testament. The godly life is the secret of happiness, while the ungodly life tries to look happy, but, inside, is hollow and empty. You tell me that if you haven't received this money you will have to drop out of school. He gained firm hold on God. Very often the taunt of the unbeliever is equivalent to this, when we are pointed to the weaknesses and distresses of the Church, and asked - How can your Christianity be Divine, if this is allowed? The evil of this practice. "The disciple is not above his Master, nor the servant above his Lord.". What a word of triumph! Whenever he is discouraged he has learned to look back to the time when God dealt with him in this remarkable way. What a revelation that is. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. Yes, hope in God, for he is working out his purposes. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. He once wrote to a friend. He has reached the place in his experience where he knows only God can meet his need. 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? I believe that psalm 42 and psalm 43 were originally one psalm containing the same theme. I often feel as though my religious life had only just begun and that I am in the kindergarten age. ◄ Psalm 42:1 ► As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs after You, O God. Everything is dated from these unhappy circumstances. I. Note: Even so, it is far better to have the heart to go and not he able, than to be able to go and not have the heart for it. Yet the LORD will command his loving-kindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life ( Psalm 42:6-8). Folio. By day the Lord commands his steadfast love; and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. 1) The psalm writer is honest with God about his feelings. Elijah had a tremendous victory over the priests of Baal on Mount Carmel. Does that seem contradictory to you? That is one of the greatest things to do when you begin to experience depression of spirit. He is remembering that the nature of God is linked up to the nature of the believer and that relationship never changes. Have you ever felt like this, that God has abandoned you? MY DISTRESS – Vss. That is what this Psalmist is saying. The whole purpose of this psalm is to help us learn how to handle these times in our own lives. (Psalms 42:9-10 RSV), He is still deeply troubled. We know not who these were that could be so intensely cruel to the psalmist when they witnessed his woe. Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, my help and my God. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! I knew he should be there, so I knocked again, but still no answer. They baffle the logic of the intellect; but the heart has a logic and an eloquence too, that are all its own. Provision. I don't know anything about that. 1675. Now we come to the second book of The Psalms which begins with Psalm 42. It is designed to teach us a very important lesson: How to handle our blue moods, those times when you say to yourself, "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?" This outline is intended for your personal, non-commercial use. I believe this Psalm teaches us how we can learn and teach ourselves to use the parachute of God’s word in our down days. My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar. In Psalm 42 it is "thirsting for God," but in some of the other passages "hungering". It is the truth of God coupled with the light. The answer to each blue mood is, "Hope thou in God;" i.e., wait for God. "(2) By returning to their openly profane courses (2 Peter 2:20-22). But, as often happens, there came a time of testing of his faith, and he was plunged into despair. They just go along making everybody around them miserable because they are passing through times of depression. (Psalms 43:3-4 RSV). He looked back to the time when he used to accompany the throng and to lead them in procession to the sanctuary. a) Tears for food. That is what the New Testament means when it says, "Having done all, stand," Ephesians 6;13). He longs to come into a relationship of freshness and revitalizing fellowship that will mean his soul thirst will be quenched. For permission to use this content, please review There we have the explanation of the origin of the universe, the origin of humanity, the beginning of sin, the problem of evil in human life, and the beginning of redemption. As a hart longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God. And though changes of circumstance and the advance of the Divine dispensations have altered to some extent the relations between temple worship and home life, yet even now it is a sore privation to be debarred from the fellowship of saints, especially when other causes of depression are active at the same time; for in such a case the saints are shut out from the public service when they are most dependent on its helpful aid. It was a shock, a most terrible shock. (Psalms 42:5 RSV). 1, 6, 9.) I prayed, but it did not seem to relieve me. It is our purpose in this present series to study the introductory psalm to each of these books. "I will remember," he says, "the times when God caused my heart to exult with joy, and shut the mouth of all my taunting enemies by answering in such a way that everyone could see that it was God's hand at work.". Finally I tried the door, saw it was open, and went in. Are heavy burdens weighing you down? Psalm 42 Sermon Notes Psalm 42 . We learn why he so thirsts in the question he asks at the close of Verse 2, "When shall I come and behold the face of God?". II. And such a prayer, with all its ruggedness and brokenness, is infinitely better than one of those orderly, cold, lukewarm petitions which come from no suffering, and cry for no relief. 8 By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. A Practical Exposition of the Forty-second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. If we live by Him we should surely live for Him. He says, "If you will do that, God, then my heart will be filled with joy and with gladness, and I will praise you with the harp; for you, O God, are my God, my personal God." The two usual means for dispelling depression have not helped him this time. What he is crying out for is an understanding of the word as he reads it; light, breaking out of these marvelous promises, to encourage and strengthen his heart. So the Dean called to check it out, and it turned out that someone that very morning, quite anonymously, had sent in one hundred dollars, credited to the account of Ed Murphy. VII. I went up to the house and knocked but there was no answer. That incident has been a source of strength to Ed Murphy through the years. 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" 5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? So the Psalmist closes again with the refrain that catches up the whole meaning of this song, Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? The Hebrew is, "I will remember." Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and 6 my God. Help us, Lord, to lay hold of it and use it in our life, knowing this was written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the age have come. The late Mrs. Porter, widow of a missionary at Madras, assured the writer that her husband and herself often came across instances of this sort, and said, "Oh, if Christian people did but know how men long after God, they surely would hasten to send them the news of his love!" 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?". Dec 5, 2018 Posted in Small Catechism / 1st Commandment / Confession / Athanasian Creed / Apostles' Creed / Apology of the Augsburg Confession / Advent / 2018 / ^Psalms / ^Daniel / Audio Sermons / Psalm Sermons / Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Prayer Service / Prayer. Usually this is enough to deliver us from this nagging fear that God is not going to do anything at all. He expresses his reaction in Verses 9-10: I say to God, my rock: "Why hast thou forgotten me? What? 2. 42:4. He remembers worshipping God in the Temple. Website © 2020 by Ray Stedman Ministries. 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? Isaiah. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God." Two weeks ago I was in Tyler, Texas. But let the cause be what it may, it is agony to the saint when he can neither see, nor feel, nor find his God (see Job 23:3-10; also Psalm 21:1, and our notes thereon). Though not every sentence is in orderly petition, yet the outgoing of the soul in this psalm is one prayer from beginning to end. This yearning after God shows itself in what is best in the several religions of the world. Scripture: Psalm 42. Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? There are vast distances that call to the deeps in wild birds, causing them to wing their way across trackless wastes to lay their eggs; there are voices that call to certain fish, sending them across the seas to spawn. He seized on the Master "when he was an hungred." Then all is not lost. Remember that what God has said about you and therefore what is true about you, does not change. Now the key to this Psalm is found in the repeated refrain which is found in verses 5, 11 and 43:5. Men have felt that every time the horse stumbled his pen made a mark which the printers took to mean "chapter division here". (Psalms 42:3 RSV), That is, "I cannot sleep or eat because of my sorrow, my longing for God. The grief is exacerbated by the taunts of “Where is your God?” which, in the psalm comes from external sources, but in our lives is a question that may well have passed from our own lips. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, … (2) Our forgetting our dependence upon God. 2, 4.) There are many Corneliuses longing for the Peters to come and tell them about God. STILL, THE CHILDLIKE HEART MUST CRY OUT, "GOD!" In those days, "the Lord loved the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob;" and on many grounds the worship in the courts of Zion played a very large part in the spiritual delights of the saints. "I remember that week! the loving relations between God and the saint are not for a moment disturbed. Finally, in desperation, he wrote his mother saying, "Mother, I know you don't like what I'm doing, but I feel led of God to do it. Water the key theme in the Psalm. Psalms 42 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references It is cast down, and yet chides itself for being cast down. (Psalms 42:5, 42:11, 43:5), If you refer to the inscription with which this psalm opens, you will find that it is addressed to the Choirmaster, and is called a Maskil of the Sons of Korah. He has reached a second stage and he tries another tactic. Use mind as well as feelings. Most of us believe that the blues songs began with The St. Louis Blues, but actually they began in Jerusalem with The King David Blues. It was made worse by the present taunts of his enemies and the thoughts of past experiences of joy. 18:16-46) God had shown himself to Elijah and the people of Israel in great power and Elijah had been vindicated. It is the story, in other words, of the work of God on behalf of man. (Psalms 42:1-2 RSV), How beautifully he puts that! (Vers. And even if the strength is so feeble that the tongue cannot cry, "Father I" yet the heart will We were once visiting a dear friend in sickness. We said to her, "Your little Ada was very ill some time back, was she not?" The rest of that day I was shaken, unnerved, and did not know what to do. 4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng. #SD01 — Psalms 42:5 Are you unhappy? As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. There are deep ties that are never broken between God and man, the believer and his God. Ed said, "There must be some mistake. These two Psalms are actually one Psalm which can be outlined as follows: As with a deadly wound in my body, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me continually, "Where is your God?" In Psalm 42 & 43 we find David encouraging himself. Spiritually he was on cloud nine. He said, "Yes, I can. There will be times when he lets you wait. The Dean said, "Well, it's strange. "Oh, yes, I remember. Those times of delay are the times that threaten and test our faith. Psalm Sermons. He is determined to remember how God has helped him in the past. Even though he does not feel anything, they are there; these silent deeps in God calling out to the deeps in man. I told him that as soon as the church service was over I would come to see him. He expects to find it. THE ENEMY OFTEN TAKES ADVANTAGE OF OUR TIMES OF SPECIAL WEAKNESS. When the service ended I did go over to see him. It is a strong expression of determination. Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. Sign In. BOOK II Psalms 42–72 -Psalm 42 - For the director of music. It is in the depths, through billow after billow rolling over it, and yet at the very moment indulges in blessed memories and hopeful faith. They date everything by these. That is what David is experiencing here. Before he took his final exam, it was required that he pay this money. He declares that after the first week no desire for food is left. SERMON TITLE: How to Get Up When You’re Down SERMON REFERENCE: Psalm 42:5-11 LWF SERMON NUMBER: #2428 We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this outline produced from a sermon preached by Adrian Rogers while serving as pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. And in more private ways: 2. I've taken refuge in you, God, and yet you do nothing, absolutely nothing. Actually the Hebrew is even stronger, "As with murder in my bones, my adversaries taunt me continually, saying, 'Where is your God?'" There are at least three reasons why we can assume psalms 42 and 43 were originally joined together. I do not to this day know what we read, but I remember that every word came like balm, like healing salve, to my heart. That is what this Psalm attempts to teach us: how to get into the sunshine again. "No; I think I loved her more, if anything." When his Catholic family heard that he was planning to go to Bible School, they called him in, and told him that if he went there he could never be their son again. IT IS A VERY GRIEVOUS THING THAT THEY WHO EAT OF THE LORD'S SACRAMENTAL BREAD SHOULD LIFT UP THEIR HEEL AGAINST HIM. 3-4 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? He does something about it. I lack sixty dollars of my school expenses, but I have to pay it before I take my final exam. (To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.) Though we have less trouble with chapter divisions in the Old Testament, still some Jew must have had a similar problem. Through a remarkable experience, where God put him in a lonely lumber camp with a Christian boy, he came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 1. 1) He cannot go now, but he gets strength from remembering. The sons of Korah penned this psalm and few of the other psalms found in Book 2. By THOMAS HORTON, D.D. I feel utterly forsaken.". a) Hard to pray. I have thought since of that marvelous phrase in Psalm 107, "He sent his word, and healed them," (Psalms 107:20a RSV). 4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. There are deeps in God that correspond with deeps in man, and he calls to them. For nots: Those who have gone down to the lowest depths in suffering and humiliation will be led up to the noblest heights of glad ness and of honour. His remembering of the past has not worked. If so, then what do we make of a cast down soul that is calling upon God? Book Two 42:3. b) God has forgotten him. In the experienced believer. This helps him. Our God never did, never will, never can, desert the soul that leans on him. Now he understands that what God is doing is driving him step by step to the ultimate refuge of any believer in any time of testing: the word of God. (Psalms 42:8 RSV). The way I would like to take us into Psalm 42 is to give an overview, and then show six things that this godly man does in his spiritual depression — six things that I think are meant to shape how we deal with our own seasons of darkness. (Psalms 43:5 RSV). It was probably on this occasion that he wrote this psalm. FOR THE WHOLE OF THIS MOANING CRY IS ONE CONTINUOUS PRAYER. ", We all know that there are some mornings when we spring out of bed, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and say, "Good morning, God." The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. I will be in Los Angeles this next weekend. I was accompanied on my speaking schedule by Mr. Ed Murphy, of Overseas Crusades. III. He has found God as his God, as his "exceeding Joy;" but there are times in the experience of many such when all that they have known and realized of God's love seems like a dream of the past; when the light of heaven is partially or even totally eclipsed. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of Psalms taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. (Vers. Why so disturbed within me? Will any be so foolish as to mistake the absence of desire for food for the satisfaction and sustenance of his nature? But, for some reason, that help is delayed and this is hard for him to bear. These are the mornings that are in view here. 11 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Some scholars feel that the occasion which is reflected in this psalm was when David was excluded from the temple at the time of Absalom's rebellion. Don't have an account? (7) By the heart losing the esteem it once had for Christ. Now, the causes of such evil conduct are —(1) The corruption of man's nature, which tends to make an ill use of everything. Here is a division which is not warranted, and we must handle Psalms 42 and 43 as one. Writing on the Wall - Psalm 82 Sermon, December Prayer Service. My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” That was the week when the boss came to work with a hangover. Sometimes the idea would find its way into one of his sermons. He had been raised in a Roman Catholic family in the New England area. Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. (3) By carnality and worldliness in the ordinary frame of their hearts. (9) By habitual neglect of the duties of practical godliness (Galatians 2:20). 2) Christians can get depressed. Sabbaths at Home: or, a help to their right improvement; founded on the Forty-second and Forty-third Psalms. That’s because in most of the oldest manuscripts … Psalm 41 Psalm 42 Psalm 43. The Psalmist specifically names two here: the deeps of the love of God, and the joy of God, calling out to the corresponding deeps of prayer in the believer. Is the Christian life all about peace and happiness and joy? II. So in spiritual things, a man may trifle with the yearnings of the Spirit, till the yearning ceases. You have abandoned me, cast me away. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. "The Lord will command his loving-kindness," etc. Ed went in, and the Dean said, "How much was it that I said you owed the school?" Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?" If the light of heaven is shut out, the soul will cry after it. As the life of faith; the acknowledging of God in all our ways; self-examination; mourning for our own sins, and the sins of the land; commending Christ and religion to others who are strangers to Him. My little seven year old daughter, Laurie, was in children's church, and I thought she was with her mother. In the heathen world. 9.) This usually steadies him strengthens him and helps him. I am afraid most Christians simply succumb to them. In the worldly, even in Christian lands. 3. A. But Saul was jealous.--So David was running for his life, hiding in caves.--Praying for God's help. Some, indeed, may have suppressed the craving till it ceases to be felt. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah.. We don’t know when the psalms were gathered into five books, but the separation dates back to before our oldest manuscripts, compiled in the Masoretic Text. We thank you in Jesus' name, Amen. He was fourteen years old before he even saw a Protestant, and when he saw his first one he expected to see horns sprouting from his head, and a tail waving around behind. Page 1 of 2. ", His mother wrote back, "Son, when you left this house to go to a Protestant Bible college, I told you that you were never to come back again. John Piper Apr 21, 2007 0 Shares Sermon. AT TIMES OF SORE DEPRESSION, THE BELIEVER LONGS FOR THE JOYS OF BYGONE DAYS. But this time it does not work for the Psalmist. In other words, he is experiencing a sense of God's delay. Why so disturbed within me? (1 Ki. They are almost that haphazard. I remember such a time in my early ministry. But, for all that, he is a shrivelling, starving man. ", But here the Psalmist is showing us that memory can be an important aid by remembering the positive experiences of God's blessing. It tells of God calling Israel out of Egypt, redeeming them by the blood of the Passover lamb. 42 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. He is still despondent. But David does not accept that blue mood, that depression of spirit, as inevitable. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? 3, 10.) It can scarce understand itself; but "He knoweth our frame," with all its complicated and vexing play of doubt and chiding, of hope and fear. The eclipse will soon be over. Why the unease within me? And so, though it seems like I am being overwhelmed, the billows of grief and sorrow, and trouble are just overflowing me, yet the Lord will command His loving-kindness in the daytime and in the night His song shall be with me. Late in David's reign Absalom took over the kingdom temporarily and David was driven into exile outside Jerusalem. The words of Augustine are well known, declaring that our hearts want rest, and cannot find it till it is found in God. His mother did not say a word. My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me continually, "Where is your God?" Today's sermon is about finding our hope when we're at the end of our rope, and how vital hope is, and what we can do to regain our hope as seen in what King David wrote in Psalm 62. Since we all have troubles, this is a very appropriate psalm for anyone, at any stage of life. Usually it does. The experience which this psalm reflects was unquestionably David's, but it was put to music by the Korah Family Singers, and dedicated to the Chief Musician, or the Royal Choirmaster. 9 I say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Lest you think that some of the great saints have never had this kind of trouble, let me share with you a quotation from an outstanding theologian and preacher of the l9th century, Dr. John Henry Jowett. Then we reach the third phase of his experience. If all these words are true, take heart. Far better to hear a man who prays as if he had something to pray for, than one who prays as if he must pray for something. There are four lines of illustration along which this thought may be worked out. (1) By unsteadiness in their walk. Folio. He is chased by King Saul.--Several times David saved Saul's life; now hunted by King Saul, seeking to take David's life.--Married Saul's daughter! Sermon Notes. "Why have you abandoned me? What a horrible feeling it is to be forgotten! One of the amazing things about nature is the silent voices that call to one another across vast spaces. Just as you were going down the hall I was reading this slip with your name on it which says you have forty dollars to your credit." But they thus lift up their heel when —(1) They do not serve Him by whom they are maintained. Her mother thought she was with me, so we went home and left her. (Vers. He knows God has met his need in the past and he expects him to meet it again. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ sermons on depression offer a ray of hope—the grace of God—in what can otherwise be a very dark experience. It lays the foundations of life, and that is also what we have in the first book of Psalms. Our Father, how grateful we are for this remarkable psalm and its help to our hearts in times of depression. Apart from … I was upset, and did not know whether I wanted to continue in the ministry; it seemed so senseless and useless. If you have the first five books of the Bible clearly in mind as to their message you will know the repeated theme which God emphasizes over and over again throughout the Bible. It is the greatest test of faith, when the God to whom you cry apparently does nothing. When he went to meet his mother she said, "Well, son, you've given up your Protestant faith, have you?" Down But Not Out. Psalm 42 1 Psalm 42 For the director of music. (1) It is monstrous ingratitude. ", 10 My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?". Remember! It did not hurt her that she was a little late; it was just that she thought we had all forgotten her. When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. Scripture: Psalms 62, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalms 42:5. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Men have betrayed him, mistreated him; it is a gross injustice. (Psalms 42:6-8 RSV). You told me at that time that your God would take care of you, but now that you come to a time of trouble you run back to me. But now it does not, and so he tries to help by remembering something else: an experience that he had when he was in the northern part of Israel near Mount Hermon, at the head of the Jordan River, on a little peak of the range where Mount Hermon is located, called Mount Mizar (which, incidentally, means "little mountain"). Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? This is the common, usual experience of most Christians. 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