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Scripture: Psa 62

1 Truly my soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
3 How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down—this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
4 Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.
5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God alone; my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
9 Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
11 One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God,
12 and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.”

 

Three visitors:

  1. Disappointment (vv.1-4)
  2. Discouragement (vv.5-6)
  3. Doubt (vv.7-12)

The Instigator and Sender Devil (Destroyer)

Our Defender and DelivererDivine Daddy (Heavenly Father)

 

1. Disappointment

= the unhappiness or discouragement that results when your hopes or expectations have not been satisfied, or someone or something that is not as good as you had hoped or expected (Cambridge Dictionary)

When disappointed and under attack, do this:

Disappointed = Rely on God

Declare confidently:

  • My soul finds rest in God alone
  • My salvation (deliverance) comes from him
  • He is my rock = my foundation
  • He is my salvation = my deliverer
  • He is my fortress = my defence

Result: I will never be shaken = my Faithful God

 

2. Discouragement

= the state of having lost your confidence or enthusiasm for something (Cambridge Dictionary)

Disappointment and Discouragement work hand in hand.

When discouragement comes, do this:

Discouraged = Hope in God

Declare confidently:

  • My soul finds rest in God alone
  • My salvation (deliverance) comes from him
  • He is my rock = my foundation
  • He is my salvation = my deliverer
  • He is my fortress = my defence

Result: I will never be shaken = my Faithful God

 

3. Doubt

= a feeling of not being certain about something, especially about how good or true it is (Cambridge dictionary)

When in doubt, do this:

Doubt = Trust in God

Declare and Acknowledge:

  • My salvation and my honor depend on God = my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ
  • He is my mighty rock = my solid foundation and strength
  • He is my refuge = my able protector

Determine in your heart to:

  1. Trust in God at all times
    • Depend on Him
  2. Pour out your hearts to him
    • Call on Him (Pray)

Why? God is our refuge – Run to Him

Do not trust in:

  1. Men = will lead to disappointment
  2. Crime = will lead to captivity and death
  3. Riches = will lead to poverty

Trust in God Why?

  1. He is strong and powerful
  2. He is loving and faithful
  3. He is just and fair

 

Recap:

  1. Disappointed = Rely on God
  2. Discouraged = Hope in God
  3. Doubt = Trust in God

3 Choices: You can let DDD:

  1. Define and Defeat you
  2. Destroy and Damn you
  3. Develop (grow) you, Direct (flow) you to God and Deepen (glow) your faith in Him
  • Know  Him
  • Grow   in Him
  • Flow    with Him
  • Glow   for Him

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)

 

Disappointed = my Reliance is on Jesus

Discouraged = my Hope is in Jesus

Doubt = my Trust is in Jesus

When we know God and declare our dependance on Him:

  1. We will find our rest in Him
  2. We will not be shaken easily
  3. We will not give up quickly
  4. We will remain strong and courageous in Him
  5. We will do exploits for Him

 

 

By: Rev. Glen Lim

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