I pour out my complaint before Him; I tell before Him my trouble.
When my spirit was overwhelmed and fainted upon me, then You knew my path. In the way where I walk they have hidden a snare for me.
Look on the right hand and see; for there is no man who knows me . Refuge has failed me and I have no way to flee; no man cares for my life or my welfare.
I cried to You, O Lord; I said, You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.
Attend to my loud cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
Bring my life out of prison, that I may confess, praise, and give thanks to Your name; the righteous will surround me and crown themselves because of me, for You will deal bountifully with me.
Summary: Escaping your Alcatraz is a message of hope for those that are caught in their own prison of addiction, depression or anything that has us bound. All of our efforts cannot set us free. The Spirit of the Lord can.
Summary: A sermon that introduces attachment theory. So What question: How do we know that God cares? (Material adapted from Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Joshua Straub's book, God Attachment, chapters 4 through 6)
Summary: But what do we do when we have a complaint in life? Where do we turn? The Psalmist tells us.
1- We pour out our complaints to the Lord
2- We confess the Lord as our refuge
3- We ask for the Lord’s help in time of need
Summary: C. H. Spurgeon says, "The gloom of the cave is over the psalm, and yet, as if standing at the mouth of the cave itself, the prophet poet David sees a bright light a little beyond." If you are in trouble, in the cave – In the darkness of trial – remember t