42:9. We meet God in different ways, we know we are loved by God through many love-languages, and as we turn to the future with God, that sense of holy accompaniment will continue to be shaped by the shared experiences that have brought us to this point in our lives. --David was not ashamed to confess the Lord! 4 When I remember these things, --Picture our Scripture. IV. thirsts (has a need), let him come to Me and drink.". --Not some little quick, ditty. Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed; Most Shared; Conference Message. Similar stories of the old Scots being derided are told by the founding Minister of this congregation, Dr. Charles Gordon/Ralph Connor in his books, Glengarry School Days and The Girl from Glengarry. --In the end, the Lord brought David success! My friend, do you ever get down? When the road seems like it will never end, let us take these words from Psalm 42 to heart. We read, "All things are possible with God" (Mt. But Saul was jealous. “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? --Not just analyze, agonize, but organize it with God! Panting. --Listen to Him, "Not My will, but Thy will, be done.". Can you relate to a time where you were under such distress that you could barely eat and it seemed like you couldn’t stop crying? Yet, even so, even in the midst of turmoil he understands that the Lord is always with him. Stott, Joan. Youth. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. --Goes for water, from a cool pool. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”. Marty had been going through a period of time where stress had taken its toll on his spiritual life. --Feed upon the Lord, by faith. --Analyze your life. Our scripture reading for today, Psalm 42, is written from the standpoint of someone who is living someplace that is not their spiritual “home” and is feeling distant, not only from their home but from their God. --Satan allures. Shannon and I grew up on the Prairies, and when it came time to decide where to go to seminary, we sensed that we would do well to go leave the Prairies, to give us an experience of a different perspective before returning home to begin our Ministries. Deep calls to deep at the thunder of your cataracts; all your waves and your billows have gone over me”. Me a drink" (4:7). And what we learned, as we met fellow students who had, likewise, come from a variety of topographies and climates, was the impact of where you come from, on how you experience life. A cloud hangs over you, and you can’t seem to find a way out of the depression and discouragement. mountains." --Praying for God's help. Address: 617 Main Street, 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? It made absolute sense for us to go “away” for seminary, to experience the world from a somewhat different angle. (v.6) “I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.”, He feels cast away and forgotten by the Lord. (v.9) “I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? His situation caused him to be ready to seek God through fasting when the idea was presented to him. Nystrom, Martin. For any to claim. "My soul thirsts for God, the living God.". © 2019 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore, Alberta, http://www.thetimelesspsalms.net/w_resources/pentecost5%5B12%5Dc_2016.htm, Margaret Lumsden – memorial service Sat Sept 8 at 1 pm, Sermon: September 9, 2018 – James 2: 1-10, 14-18, Evensong – Patience – Wednesday November 25 2020 @ 7:15 PM, Evensong ~ Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 7:15 PM, Evensong – Wednesday, November 11, 2020 ~ We pause to remember. We should also "thirst" for God's protection. He feeds us with himself so that we can life to its fullest potential. Or does God's will. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.”  May this be so, Alleluia and Amen. A. You see and feel and know just how good the Lord is. We go through times of depression where our soul is cast down and trampled. --They keep thirsting after God! That needs prayer. The Lord will bring us through, though it may seem like it will never end. --Faith "small as a mustard seed" with Jesus, "..moves --Five precious young lives snuffed out, yet the killer's widow is welcomed among them, in love. Provision. Are you "thirsting for the living God?" For whatever reason, the Lord has not yet answered his prayer for deliverance from his situation. His circumstances at the time he penned this psalm were radically different than his past however. He feels the weight of oppression by his enemies. Just don't miss it! --It is in Jesus! (v.5-6, 11) “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Jesus agonized in prayer in Gethsemane before a cross. To the Chief Musician. Have you ever been really thirsty, for water? Hunted. --David was thirsting for all of these, from the Lord. Let's be honest. When God doesn’t work when we want him to work, our hope in him takes a hit. --That's right. 4:19). Why does God allow us to suffer? The Psalmist, a Jerusalem guy, was only made sadder by the cascading waterfalls that surrounded him in a place that was not his home. © 2018 Rev Greg Wooley, Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Rev. So that we will come to the place where he alone will satisfy our hearts and we are ruined for anything in this world that would seek the place above him. a) Hard to pray. --He thirsted for God! We think of Jesus on the cross, saying, "I thirst.". Freedom from Fear. Indeed, even after we have met the Lord and have come to know him, we tend to long for the other things in this life which only satisfy temporarily. --His prayers mingled with his tears! Although you may have sung “As the Deer” for many years like I have, chances are you have never heard the story of how it came into being. 3 My tears have been my food day and night, Living in the world works against the work of God’s kingdom in us. Broke it in parts. Deceives. Some of those stories have happy endings, others tragic, but most will include a degree of loss and yearning from the forcible expulsion from home. --Worry gets us nowhere. After reading the verse I began to sing its message, right off the page. in His holy will. Peace in the midst of the storm. July 23, 2017. Thirsty, from walking. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. In these times we need to be reminded of what we already know to be true. --My friend, a "born again" believer is ever blessed! Analyzed it long. Do everything on our part. Psalm 42:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV) Yearning for God in the Midst of Distresses. In the Psalms, including the 42nd, we are encouraged to explore our inner landscape. And why are you disquieted within me? True for many then. LOOK THROUGH THE PROBLEM - ORGANIZE IT. This spring, as we travelled in the Land of the Holy One, we were struck by how different the topography was from what we may have expected. It is when we lack food that we feel great hunger. King Saul, seeking to take David's life. Protect our faith! He knows that he will return to a state of praise in the future. What a splendid witness for Jesus, the Amish gave. Is the Christian life all about peace and happiness and joy? The world and the deception of our sinful nature have hardened our hearts. soul for You, 0 God" (v 1). II. Perhaps it is a blunt change in life – the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, being forced out of a job. Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley. 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me; --David put it all in perspective. --What do we mean agonize? Ultimately, he knows that it is the Lord who is responsible for this feeling of separation. Perhaps it’s a more generalized malaise, a sense that things aren’t the same as they used to be in your life, because of illness or body changes or a change in social context. Although he may not deliver us from our enemies when we want him to, he will bring about our deliverance in his time. “As the Deer Pants for the Water” © 1983 by Maranatha Music. Church Phone: 403-678-5354 --Read I Samuel for the background and details here. Or another. I pour out my soul within me. we need to remind our hearts and our minds of this truth. However, when we ourselves are faced with the fiery trials, we are susceptible to doubt. Psalm 42 Sermon Notes Psalm 42 . When the 121st Psalm speaks of looking “unto the hills around” I picture the heather-covered hills of the Scottish Highlands, but most of the hills in Israel are rocky and marginal. Patience. While they continually say to me, 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. Look at Psalm 42. He is chased by King Saul. If we are to have life to its fullest we must enter that life by the door to life, Jesus himself.

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