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Christmas In The Psalms: Push Back

December 16, 2018 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Christmas In The Psalms!

Topic: Biblical Passage: Psalm 42:1–43:5

2 Corinthians 4:6

Mark 14:34

1.) Help: Psalms 42:1-3; 42:6-7; 43:1-2

2.) Hope: 42:4; 42:8; 43:3-4

3.) Helping Hand: 42:5; 42:11; 43:5



Psalms 42:5-6, 11; 43:5

1.) He is dying of thirst…this is not a dear after a fun run in the woods finding a cool sip of water, it’s a death rattle Vs. 1

2.) He is looking for and cannot find the face of His Lord Vs. 2

3.) In this state of “spiritual PTSD”, there’s an exile, a deep loneliness. Vs 4

4.) He’s not eating anything but tears Vs. 3

5.) He’s ridiculed Vs. 3, 10


Thoughts on HELP

1.) This is not sin…

“The Psalms are honest: there is no easy triumphalism and no attempt to disguise the trials that beset believers.” - G.W. Grogan

“Whenever I read the psalms, I feel like I am eavesdropping on a saint having a personal conversation with God.” - R. C. Sproul

Thoughts on HELP

  • Psalms 38:1-4

2.) This is not idolatry…



1.) Push back…

2.) Praise…

3.) Preach…









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