PSALM 43

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Psalm 43

A CALL FOR HELP

 

TROUBLE! A TROUBLED CRY Vss. 1-2

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. [2] For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

 

TRUST! A TRUSTING PRAYER Vss. 3-4

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. [4] Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

 

TRIUMPH! A TRIUMPHANT REMINDER Vs. 5

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

 

 

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Psalm 43

THE PRAYER OF A TROUBLED MAN

 

CRY FOR HELP Vs. 1

CAUSE FOR DISMAY Vs. 2

CALL FOR GUIDANCE Vs. 3

CONFIDENCE IN GOD Vss. 4-5

 

 

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Psalm 43

MY NEEDS or NEEDY OLD ME

 

We will all depend on others today. We will depend on some to provide food, some to provide utilities, some to assist at work, some to help with needs at home. If we ever stopped to count the number of people that we depend on during one day, I think we would be surprised.

 

Of course, the one we need to depend on more than anyone else is God. Yet, many people never admit just how much they need God's help. Psalm 43 reminds me just how needy I am.

 

I NEED GOD'S HELP Vs. 1

 

I NEED GOD'S STRENGTH Vs. 2

See Isaiah 41:10.

 

I NEED GOD'S GUIDANCE Vs. 3

Light brightens the path so we can see what direction to take. Psalm 32:8

Truth is what I need in order to make a right decision.

 

I NEED GOD'S PRESENCE Vss. 3-4

Notice that the guidance the psalmist especially wants is into the presence of God.

All problems are diminished when I am in fellowship with my God.

 

I NEED GOD'S ENCOURAGEMENT. Vs. 5

As I hope in God, He will encourage me.

 

The conclusion of this Psalm is I NEED GOD!

 

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