34:5). And I realize both my own enormous need for grace and my need patiently to extend God’s grace to others, as He has done to me. In quiet moments which are helped by quieting our overactive imagination and emotions and by a firm and lasting belief in God, we may worship God. Guess what happens when we do that? (There are a few variations that are too technical to explain here.) Note again verse 11: “For Your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity, for it is great.” God’s name refers to His attributes, to all that He is as He has revealed Himself to us in His Word. If we come away with any extra funds, we can then decide how best to use them for the ministry here. Verse 1, 2a: “To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. He is powerful to rescue His people from their afflictions (vv. What was I thinking?” Answer: “I wasn’t thinking! The one thing I can recall being taught as I grew up was that you should always seek help when you needed help. Every time that we're having a test, the teacher is quiet. 2-3). 16-17). But for people who pray daily, detachment is seeking God in difficult moments. To seek the Lord properly, review and affirm God’s attributes. Second, as the Lord leads and provides, would you consider giving faithfully and regularly to the need? If you’re going through a rough time, finding something to give you a little lift can help you remember that life isn’t always bad. No good ever comes to the children of God when they choose to turn from Him and seek their own way. He is our fortress, our guide and our light. He is the Savior (v. 5). When you’re drowning and you scream out for help, do you care who comes to get you out of the deep? I felt the need to inform you so that you will pray fervently and give faithfully. James Boice (Psalms, Volume 1, Psalms 1-41 [Baker], p. 223) also suggests that in the case of this psalm, there is the dominant theme of learning or instruction, which fits with the alphabetical arrangement. Trust in Him. He will instruct us as sinners so that we know His wisdom to guide us out of our trials. The psalm is full of God’s attributes: God is trustworthy and faithful (vv. The Lord can do that! Then we read (Exod. He reveals His truth to those who fear Him (v. 14). There is a better way: One of God’s main reasons for bringing such trials into our lives is to get us to seek Him more fervently as we recognize in a new way how dependent on Him we really are. We have a great friend in God, call on Him! The psalms are particularly easy to identify with during dark times. God is going to reveal Himself in your situation but when your eyes are focused on the problem it becomes harder to see Him. David was referring to this when he asks God to remember His compassion and lovingkindnesses (v. 6). We often do not understand God’s ways. Job cried out God wishing that he had someone that could mediate on his behalf just so God could hear from him. Why do many Christians seem to think that following Christ grants them a free pass from trials? It seems to me that James 1:5-6 is a succinct summary of Psalm 25: “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. Because they sought after the ways of other nations they ended up finding themselves under the rule of these other nations. We are gullible to fall for any kind of assistance, and could end up being led anywhere. Note David’s situation: He has treacherous enemies that are seeking to exult in his demise (vv. 4, 5, 8-10, 12, 14). Keeping faith in God during hard times can be extremely difficult. But what about in times of distress, great sorrow and the like? 4:12)! My dad was a man that could do some of everything but asking for help was something he finally started to do the older he got. You, like me, would probably respond, “I need God at all times in my life.”  I would certainly preach and teach that we need God in our lives every second of every day. I try not to dwell on those sins, because they are now under the blood of Christ. In Romans 8:28 Paul said: We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Allow God to put fear in what grieves you so that those times of distress go away. 1 Lord, I turn to You. What do we do then? He wants to enlarge our territory. That leads to the second point: David’s painful guilt runs through this psalm. God is already working behind the scenes on our behalf. Even when I get a cold, I use it to humble myself by realizing my own weakness and mortality. We can’t be certain about David’s circumstances in this psalm. I’m like the grass of the field, here today and gone tomorrow. Praising God in the hard times doesn’t minimize or deny heaviness of heart. Praying friends and family are one of God’s ways to strengthen you during difficult times. It means to wait on the Lord (vv. Read the Word. Because of God’s goodness to Israel in the past, David appeals to the Lord for wisdom as well as forgiveness. Why am I experiencing all of these trials?” They think that if you obey God, He gives you a free pass from trials. At current rates of giving and expenditures, we could be out of funds by early next year. Running through all of these qualities is what David repeatedly affirms, namely, his trust in the Lord (v. 2): “O my God, in You I trust.” (Trust is implicit throughout the psalm.) When the Sun Sets: Jacob Meets God (Gen. 27:41-28:22). 421-422) observes that it is difficult to be steadfast in prayer unless we pause and refresh ourselves by meditating on God’s goodness, as David does here. Some of avenues have led some people into very bad addictions that they struggle to break; all because they thought that avenue was helping them out. God will take your time of troubles and destroy them! We should seek Christ’s ear, especially in our times of trouble. Then he prays (v. 7), “according to Your lovingkindness remember me, for Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.” God is free to deal with us according to grace (“lovingkindness”) because Jesus satisfied His holy justice when He bore our sins on the cross. Do inner feelings have any place in seeking God’s guidance? Most importantly, our vulnerability in our time of trouble leave us open for attack from Satan. Bible verses about Hard Times. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. He is gracious and comforts the lonely (v. 16). I have struggled to understand this, because it seems to me that shame-based cultures, such as currently exist all over the Middle East, are pride-based cultures. Sermon Psalm 37 Trusting God in Troubled Times A response to the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. At what point in time do you most need God in your life? Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. What do I mean by that? Seek God. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More, 1. I was pretty much running on hormones! As you review and affirm these and God’s other awesome attributes, it will encourage you to seek Him more fervently in prayer in the midst of your trials. He doesn’t just shrug off his sins by thinking, “What do you expect? The times we are living in are difficult. Jesus guaranteed us trials in our lifetime, but He has given us many ways to get through them. Most importantly, our vulnerability in our time of trouble leave us open for attack from Satan. Why do we choose to seek other means over God? The closer you draw near to the Lord, the more hideous the sins that you committed when you were younger appear to be. And many among them shall stumble; They shall fall and be broken, Be snared and taken.”. TRIALS Seven Ways God Uses Tough Times to Shape Our Lives By William D. Black New Life Ministries. We can stay solvent for a few months longer by trimming some discretionary costs, such as staff salaries and giving to missions. To kill someone to maintain your honor is simply to act in sinful pride. In our times of trouble we should first seek God because know how to get us out of those times. We qualify! Spurgeon (A Treasury of David [Baker], 1:441) divides this psalm into prayer (1-7); meditation (8-10); prayer (11); meditation (12-15); and, prayer (16-22). 5, 10). 12) and discuss the following: Does God remove some or all of the consequences of our sin when we repent? 15, 17, 18, 20). In times of trouble we should be like Job, who we always way had great patience, but we don’t realize just how earnest Job was in seeking to speak with God. When they hit, we should examine ourselves more deeply and entrust ourselves to God more fully, knowing that we are in His perfect will. We make an even bigger mess of things when we refuse to seek and understand the work that He is doing in our lives! We get a lot like the children of Israel and turn away from what God has for us. Reply. Difficult times demand great faith. Due to many factors that I cannot go into here for lack of time, just before we were ready to move ahead, we decided that the Lord did not want us to pursue developing the property. Since He is faithful to help, we can know that we will praise Him again. No matter why I’m in this difficulty, what is the Lord trying to teach me? Seeking God in the most difficult of times Mags Gargan August 28, 2014 Dear Editor, The death of the actor Robin Williams is a terrible tragedy – its impact made all the more severe by his popularity, talent and charismatic character. Consider 2 Cor. Go knock on the door of the Father, Christ will see to you speaking to Him directly! So we need to pay off the note by December, 2010, or pray that we can refinance the loan again. Some could give much more. Let God be your rock of offense to attack your troubles. We are not obedient to get blessed. But I often have newer people in the church ask me, “What is this Equestrian Estates property that you often pray for a buyer?” Briefly, here is the situation. It includes prayer (the entire psalm is a prayer). If you were sinking in quick sand, do you care who throws you the rope to pull you out of that sand? You don’t need a psychic, you don’t need the drugs, you don’t need the alcohol, and you don’t need those so-called friends who never seem to provide you with any kind of help. is possible for any of us. 4:18) by having their heads cut off! But I want to testify that trusting God in difficult times (even finding joy through trials!) In seeking for a more spiritual dimension to my life, I joined a New Age organization. I compiled a list of 12 encouraging, uplifting and comforting songs that will remind you of God during such times. Don’t let me be ashamed, because if I’m ashamed, Your name is going to be dishonored.” That leads to the final lesson: We need to be careful to define “deliverance” biblically, not superficially. They have gained the advantage over David, because he describes his feet as already caught in their net (25:15). How to Trust God During Difficult Times by Christina Patterson - encouragement and inspiration from Christian women bloggers! All of the good, and what we perceive to be bad, is God working to the good of those who call Him, Father. Here is a man who trusted in the Lord. L ife is full of twists and turns and sometimes we fall upon hard times.No matter what the circumstance we can rest in the fact that God is always faithful. We’ve put together a list of the very best uplifting quotes for difficult times. He will hold us in the hollow of His hand and when we ask, He will help us through the hard times. The psalmists may have used this form to help people memorize the psalms. For example, it was recently suggested that we use it for a Bible college. Here are four inspiring stories about finding faith and joy during trials—everything from job loss and unemployment to parenting issues and life-threatening illnesses. Since his sin with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband led to the events of Absalom’s revolt, it probably was written during that episode. Men will get lost and start driving around in circles before they finally decide to ask Siri or Google to help them out! The blessing is a byproduct of them seeking God simply for who He is. Why do we choose to seek others over God? If we received some large gifts, we could pay off the mortgage and then consider whether the Lord would have us keep the property and use it for some ministry purposes. By Dawn Demers dawn demers But maybe you’re thinking, “Yes, but you said that the trials behind this psalm seem to stem from David’s sin. Difficult times show true colors, hard times reveal true friends, and the good will be blessed through the pain…Just let go and let God! During our times of distress we could be liable to fall for any kind of help that is offered. David prays for the Lord to teach him His ways (25:4-5, 8-9). Remember God’s Love “Don’t be deceived, my beloved brothers” (v. 16). In our times of trouble we, believers, should first seek God. 413-414), “Nothing is more inconsistent with true and sincere prayer to God, than to waver and gaze about as the heathen do, for some help from the world; and at the same time to forsake God, or not to betake ourselves directly to his guardianship and protection.” He adds (p. 417) that if David, who was such a wise man in the ways of God, cries out for God’s wisdom in his trials, how much more do we need to do the same! Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? If you got home and didn’t understand the school work you would ask your parents to see if they could help you out. Our duty is to affirm by faith, as David does here, that the Lord is always good, loving, and compassionate. God is doing no evil thing in your life. Have you ever been in a difficult trial and you knew that you were in the trial because of your own sin? If you are a believer, the last thing that should happen to you is that you have been led astray, especially, when all you have to do is seek God! Trust is behind David’s repeated plea that he not be ashamed (vv. And, I thank God for His great love that sent His Son to bear my penalty for those sins. God has something good for all of His children, but we are too busy trying to do it our way. We must ask, seek, and knock on the door of God as it is said in Matthew 7:7 –. These seemingly endless stretches of fear, disappointment, pain, and heartache are just brief moments of time that will soon pass. How can you be led out the valleys of the shadow of death if you do not seek help from God? In our times of trouble we, believers, should first seek God. Thus the first step in seeking the Lord during your hard times is to examine your heart and confess your sins, relying on His grace through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. This passage shows us three things we need to remember if we are going to pass the test with flying colors. When times are a bit tougher, we probably still obey God. But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. When you are in trouble a friend may be the first person that you call on. We were praying for property so that we could grow. Where is the balance between proper self-examination and spiritually unhealthy introspection? Friends turn to friends. So David’s argument in prayer is, “Lord, I’m trusting totally in You. We need either the sale of the property for a reasonable amount, a lessee who could make our payments, or increased monthly giving to meet our obligation. We get like a bunch of stubborn men, women too, and reject God trying to show us the right way to go because it’s not the way we want to go. We don’t go asking God enough. When you were in school and you didn’t understand the work, you was taught that you should ask your teacher for help. But to do that, we must pay off our note, plus raise additional funds. We cannot be led into following after the ways of those that are blind, spiritually. Believers, we cannot have the stubbornness of men when we are going through times of trouble! It requires walking with integrity and uprightness (v. 21). God’s Help for Hard Times will encourage all of us to allow ... During much of my life I was a humanist, believing in the power of man to improve himself by his own efforts. The church raised about $750,000 in cash and we borrowed $1.8 million to make up the $2.5 million purchase price. But we need to make up the $6,000 monthly shortfall before we exhaust our reserve funds. But, thankfully, God instructs sinners in His way (v. 8)! Let God be your fear and scare away all those times of troubles you face. Hebrews 12:1-29 ESV / 10 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. We have the greatest of friends in God, so why not turn to Him? Am I in this mess, whether in part or in whole, because of my own sin? What can those other means do that God cannot do? But rather than following such an outline, I want to treat it by dealing with some of the major themes: Trials; sin and guilt; seeking the Lord for wisdom in such situations; and, the Lord’s capability of delivering us from these trials for His glory and our ultimate good. Don’t be surprised (1 Pet. Bible verses about hard times. This gives us at least a vision of ourselves rejoicing in the future. Where can the blind lead the blind but into a ditch? We ... the teacher is quiet. We too need to believe that our future is in the hands of a God that loves us. Though our circumstances change our destiny does not (Ephesians 1:11). In light of his repeated references to his sins, including the sins of his youth, he must have been older. I realize that it is not exciting to give to a property that we are trying to sell, but we must meet our obligation to the bank. God is going to make a man/woman out of you. Instead, it redirects our focus on who God is. After much prayer and many hours of discussion and counsel, we purchased this 14-acre parcel in west Flagstaff. More than that, by God’s power, we can exult in them if we see the result God is accomplishing. The older I get, the more I relate to the prayer that God would not remember the sins of my youth. After David’s initial prayer (25:1-7), he pauses to review who the Lord is. What should you do at such times? To walk in God’s ways includes several things as revealed in this psalm. Copyright, Steven J. Cole, 2009, All Rights Reserved. What, is our way better than God’s way? We don’t go seeking God enough. We not going to the Father’s door and knocking on His door enough. What I have realized is that a lot of times we find ourselves butting heads with what God has for us. A quiet moment is sitting at this computer composing this spiritual reflection. Psalm 37 is a wonderful guide and you broke it down so well. READING: Psalm 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55 TEXTS AND APPLICATION: Many of these psalms deal with trusting God in difficult times (like David's trusting God during Absalom's rebellion). We can say it this way: God is not on trial during our trials; we are. O my God, in You I trust.” Calvin says (pp. Now women will tell you that some men have problem when it comes to asking for help. Some of the sins from my youth keep coming back to haunt me. The problem is, not all avenues in life are good avenues in helping you in your times of trouble. Even physically painful. Or, maybe your problems were not due to deliberate sin, but rather because of immaturity or stupid decisions. Vaughan Smith Several Psalms and many Proverbs divide all of humanity into two groups:the righteous and the wicked. Admittedly, praising God in the difficult times is not easy, but by remembering our God is unchanged, He provides us with salvation, He is Sovereign, and He causes us to be triumphant in Christ, should make it possible for us to stand and say with Habakkuk, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. The Search Of The Wise Men (Matthew 2:1-12), Christmas Searches: Expository Sermons For Christmas, 3. Consider the life of David (esp., 2 Sam. 4-5, 8-9, 12, 14) imply that he is confused in the midst of this mess. It includes humility (v. 9), because God gives grace to the humble, not to the proud (James 4:6). 5 Steps for Trusting in God’s Plan During Difficult Times We all face hardships in life, but we never have to walk through them alone. If the Lord lets him down and David’s enemies triumph over him, not only David’s honor, but also the Lord’s honor, is at stake. Great job! If you are struggling today, or you know someone who is in hard times, I hope that these 21 uplifting Scriptures will be a blessing. Their love for God has grown so cold that even when it becomes clear to them from the Scriptures how they ought to spend their time, they will not make God the priority that He demands. So, use your trials to examine your heart and life before God. We all go through difficult times in life. Reflection questions He is compassionate and loving (v. 6). These foes are many in number and they hate David with violence (v. 19). B. But shortly after this, the real estate market fell apart and we have not been able to sell the property. Because they chose to dance and praise a golden calf at Mount Sinai, the children of Israel was made to wonder in the wilderness for 40 years. 34:6-7), “Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression, and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.’”. So if I made some mistakes, back off! We've got Him in the top ten. Certainly in It’s coming up to Good Friday – it’s an opportune time to learn from Jesus in this area of obedience during difficult times. He is fully able to deliver us from our trials, even when we were the cause of them because of our sin or stupidity, if we humble ourselves and seek Him. He uses hard times to put our faith to the test. If you conclude that your trial is directly related to your sin or to your stupidity, what should you do? Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Key verse: 1. Also, we are currently falling behind in our property expenses (compared to giving) by about $6,000 per month (it was over $7,000, but it has slightly improved). The tendency is to try to cover it up and bluff your way through. In our times of distress we cannot be led to others who think that they can help. Let’s ask that the Lord will be glorified as He leads us in His paths of lovingkindness and truth! We planned to convert it into our worship and educational facility. In verse 8, he refers to himself as a sinner. To the best of our ability at the time, we were seeking the Lord. We can’t be certain about David’s circumstances in this psalm. God is consistent in His paths or ways, which stem from His holy nature. I thought He just wanted it because He was God, that no matter the circumstance God should be praised. And, if our trial is due to some sin that was previously a blind spot, He wants us to confess it and turn from it. John Calvin comments (Calvin’s Commentaries [Baker], on Ps. Acrostic psalms are often difficult to outline, because the content is guided more by the alphabetic arrangement than by a logical outline. What we fail to understand is that during our times of distress we are at our weakest. Biblical Commentary Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Psalm 37 Trusting God in Troubled Times The Rev. It means to fear Him (vv. We are told that we should seek those that have light in them, yet we are we are quick to turn to those who have not seen the light. Who do you seek during your times of trouble? The Bible is clear that it is not always God’s will miraculously to heal us or to get us out of all our problems. James tells us by faith to seek God and His wisdom in our trials. Hear how our family has learned to have faith during trials, and how you can find joy in trials too with a free joy Bible study sample. Time and time again throughout the Bible you can find a lesson from how the nation of Israel turned from God and the consequence of their decision in seeking others over God. So long as you are able to get out you would not care. We are simply blessed to live an obedient life. In times of trouble we should be like the Apostle Paul who said he sought the Lord thrice because of the thorn in his flesh. February 28, 2016 by Reverend Leo H. McCrary II. I’m so glad I have found you,I’m going through a,difficult time right now,praying to God for hope strwngth. Do you try to trudge through the difficult times all on your lonesome or do you try to call out for help? Reply. If you go seeking after others and their ways, you will soon find that you have been led astray. There was also another piece of property that seemed more suitable for us. By Peter Anderson 246 Comments-The content of this website often contains affiliate links and I may be compensated if you buy through those links (at no cost to you!). When The Sun Finally Rises: Wrestling With The Past (Gen. 32:22-32), 2. David traversed those dark and gloomy times because he knew that God was with him! Our stubbornness will only make things worse and worse which is simply not good. There is enough in this psalm to preach separate sermons on just about every verse. It means being teachable to grow in understanding God’s truth (as noted above). First, would you pray often that the Lord would guide us, either by providing an adequate buyer or by providing $1.7 million in donations to get us out from under our note before December, 2010? When times are good or when it’s easy to obey God, sure, we obey Him. When you are in a situation, a tough a difficult situation, what is the first thing you do? In light of his repeated references to his sins, including the sins of his youth, he must have been older. And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Our three-year loan ran out and we recently had to refinance. Calvin (pp. Allow God to be the trap and snare to the predators and predator that seek to cause you harm. When we are walking through those dark and gloomy times we ought to turn and seek God so that God can carry us through! Only God’s grace kept me from doing some things that could have had far more serious consequences! David embraced difficult times because he believed his future was in the hands of a God that loved him. To have hope in God is to wait expectantly for Him. We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. 12, 14). 3:26). In our times of distress we should seek God so that He can place us on top of His shoulders and leave us with no worries as He carries us. What we should do is seek after God and try to understand the way He wants us to go. So why is David so concerned about not being ashamed? It would be ludicrous to ask God to teach us His ways or paths if we were not seeking to walk in them. They also require wisdom. He is good and upright (v. 8). Psalm 25 encourages me to continue to entreat the Lord for this need. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.” The context of James’ counsel is the need for wisdom in the midst of various trials (James 1:2-3). Women are right, though, because we men can be stubborn creatures of habit when it comes to seeking help. Calvin also points out that David directed all his desires and prayers to God alone. In verse 7 he prays, “Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions.” Apparently his troubles later in life dredged up the sins that he had committed in earlier years. Many of God’s faithful witnesses have died young through sickness or accidents. We, the believers in the world today, are God’s children. One of which is music. I’ve gotten so where I will quickly ask my brother for help when it comes to some things I cannot do. Why/why not? There is nothing wrong with seeking help. You may not see it right away but God is already doing work in your life! During our times of distress we are at our weakest physically, mentally, and spiritually which makes us vulnerable to anything. The Hebrew word for “paths” refers to ruts made by wagon wheels passing over the same ground often. It’s so hard when we face trials in our life, but thankfully, our Father is always there. Brittany says. Bible Verses About Having Strength During Hard Times. After David’s initial prayer (25:1-7), he pauses to review who the Lord is. This psalm is an acrostic, where each verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. God really is our refuge: Psa. As the numbers in the bulletin indicate, we are currently in arrears in our property fund by over $52,000. 2-3). So, how do we seek the Lord in our hard times? He is just (v. 9) and forgiving (v. 11). 1. 1:12-13. I truly believe that sometimes we bring on our own trials and tribulations because we choose to seek our own way instead of seeking after God’s way. 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