Pastor Timothy L. Dortch

Subject:¬†“From Suffering To Suddenly”

Primary Scripture Reference: Psalm 6:1-10

Sermon Notes and Nuggets

  • Psalm 6 is the first of the penitential psalms which are psalms of confession and humility to God; a cry from deliverance from trouble.
  • This particular psalm was to be played on strings particularly and 8-stringed harp.
  • David (the writer of the psalm) senses he is being chastised by God, and cries out for God to “lighten up.”
  • Hebrews 12:7
  • David also feels that God is angry with him.
  • Two types of trouble:
    • Physically weak and in pain and also spiritually weak and in pain.
    • David cries out for mercy.
    • David is indirectly asking God to shorten the trial.
  • David please for deliverance.
    • David pleads on the grounds of God’s mercy.
    • David felt distant from God.
    • Proverbs 20:10
    • Feeling distant from God is trick of the enemy.
  • You can go through what you go through to such an extent (or to a certain degree) that you are uncertain about your life.
  • 2 Timothy 2:10
  • Tribulation and persecution are¬†common to man.
  • David seems depressed and discouraged.
  • In the last 3 verses David shifts from fear to confidence.
    • David had a change of heart and told all his ungodly associates to depart from him.
  • Psalm 40
  • Your tears matter to God.

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