Pastor Timothy L. Dortch

Subject: “Comfort In The Midst of Crisis”

Primary Scripture Reference(s): Psalm 22:1-11; 19-24

Sermon Notes and Nuggets

  • This psalm (Psalm 22) is messianic in nature; is a psalm of David.
  • David is in relationship with God (“my” is a personal pronoun).
    • David cries out twice which shows the intensity of his agony.
    • He feels that God has forsaken him.
      • Forsaken = abandon; a person has been left to stand alone.
      • Things seem a lot better if you know you don’t have to go through it by yourself.
  • Verse 1 of Psalm 22
    • Jesus also cried these words on the cross.
    • He known great pain and suffering, physically and emotionally.
    • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • David felt His (God’s) presence at other times in his life, but now things are more devastating.
  • The remembrance of what God did for their fathers brings mixed emotions of both comfort and despair.
  • David is suggesting in verse 9 that God had been with Him since he was small.
  • David needed God near because trouble was near.
  • In the midst of my prayer, God answered.
  • My testimony will cause others to turn to the Lord.
  • God gave David comfort in the midst of his crisis.
    • There is no suggestion that the situation changed immediately, but David’s attitude changed.
    • He didn’t feel abandoned anymore.
  • God will never leave nor forsake you.
  • Before you see/get the manifestation, He is the manifestation. He is the way!

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