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Psalms 88 - AMP

2 Let my prayer come before You and really enter into Your presence; incline Your ear to my cry! 3 For I am full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol (the place of the dead). 4 I am counted among those who go down into the pit (the grave); I am like a man who has no help or strength , 5 Cast away among the dead, like the slain that lie in a grave, whom You remember no more, and they are cut off from Your hand. 6 You have laid me in the depths of the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7 Your wrath lies hard upon me, and You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah ! 8 You have put my friends far from me; You have made me an abomination to them. I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 9 My eye grows dim because of sorrow and affliction. Lord, I have called daily on You; I have spread forth my hands to You. 10 Will You show wonders to the dead? Shall the departed arise and praise You? Selah ! 11 Shall Your steadfast love be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in Abaddon (Sheol, as a place of ruin and destruction)? 12 Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the place of forgetfulness ? 13 But to You I cry, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer come to meet You. 14 Lord, why do You cast me off? Why do You hide Your face from me? 15 I was afflicted and close to death from my youth up; while I suffer Your terrors I am distracted . 16 Your fierce wrath has swept over me; Your terrors have destroyed me. 17 They surround me like a flood all day long; together they have closed in upon me. 18 Lover and friend have You put far from me; my familiar friends are darkness and the grave.



Sermons on Psalms 88 More sermons: Psalms 88

Davon Huss avatar
The Melancholy Psalm
Shared by: Davon Huss on Nov, 2015
Summary: What can we learn from a psalm without a happy ending? (Material adapted from Shawn McMullen in an article in Lookout Magazine and from Peter Slofstra at: http://www.crcna.org/resources/church-resources/reading-sermons/dark-ending-bright-beginning)
Mike Fogerson avatar
D:Day Disaster
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Jul, 2013
Summary: Those of us of a certain age remember when the threat of a nuclear bomb was an ever present, very real fear. Today, our fears of disasters come in all kinds of wrappers.
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 658
Tom Fuller avatar
The Dark at the end of the Tunnel
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jun, 2013
Summary: You've heard the old saying about the light at the end of the tunnel, but sometimes life is so difficult that there simply seems to be no light at all - no answer, no relief. What do you do in times like that?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 85:1-88:18
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 813
rob hall avatar
A depressed faith
Shared by: rob hall on Nov, 2012
Summary: This Psalm sums up the Christian faith and what God asks us to do.
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Views: 1,064
Michael Deaton avatar
Where is God When It Hurts?
Shared by: Michael Deaton on Jan, 2012
Summary: Use of Psalm 88 to ask Where God Is in those hurting days of our lives
Series: Psalm 88
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 2,647
Allan Quak avatar
Telling God My Complaints and Problems
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2011
Summary: This sermon focusses on the family of Psalms known as Laments. In a Lament the Psalmist brings his complaints and problems to God. A Lament is also an occasion when the faithfulness and care of God is questioned. Psalm 88 is the example.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,093
Ed Vasicek avatar
Permission to Feel Despondent
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2010
Summary: In Psalm 88, God gives us permission to be fully human, to face the realties of misery rather than deny them, and to pour our complaints, despondency, and miseries before Him in prayer.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,843
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Spirit of Heaviness
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2009
Summary: Did you know Psalms 88 is considered the saddest chapter of Psalms. Why? God is still there even when we have HEAVY SPIRITS.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,984
Dr. Jeremy Simpson avatar
WHEN IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER
Shared by: Dr. Jeremy Simpson on Mar, 2007
Summary: This Psalm is like no other chapter in all the Bible. It is a Song of Sorrow. It is a Psalm of Sadness. It is, without a doubt, the darkness and sadness of all the Psalms. But let us remember that the darkest hour is just before dawn, and so, when tr
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,553
Anthony Smith avatar
What is it ,if I die?
Shared by: Anthony Smith on Jun, 2004
Summary: Death of the Body, the Biblical response. A lesson on what happens to the body after death.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:10-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 755
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Holy Saturday sermon/service
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on May, 2002
Summary: A service for Holy Saturday (easter weekend), looking a despair and Psalm 88 as Peter might have said it following his betrayal.
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,512
Paul Apple avatar
LIFE IN THE PITS -- A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
Summary: THE LONELINESS OF BEING FORSAKEN BY GOD AND MAN MAKES LIFE IN THE PITS INTOLERABLE
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,880