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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