Summary: WHEN I AM TRAPPED AND ALL ALONE THE LORD IS STILL MY ESCAPE ROUTE
BIG IDEA: WHEN I AM TRAPPED AND ALL ALONE
THE LORD IS STILL MY ESCAPE ROUTE
Have you ever felt trapped and cornered; no way out; no possible escape?
Have you been lonely and isolated? Thinking that no once cares about you and no one is available to help you?
I. (:1-4) WHEN I AM TRAPPED AND ALL ALONE
I CAN STILL CRY OUT TO THE LORD
A. Crying out to the Lord
1. It Helps to Cry out Loud to the Lord
“I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord;
I make supplication with my voice to the Lord.”
2. It Helps to Pour Out our Heart to the Lord
“I pour out my complaint before Him;
I declare my trouble before Him.”
B. Taking Solace in the Lord’s Providence
1. Feeling Overwhelmed
“When my spirit was overwhelmed within me”
2. Feeling Encouraged
“Thou didst know my path”
C. Feeling Trapped
“In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.”
“There is no escape for me”
D. Feeling All Alone
“Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me;”
“No one cares for my soul”
II. (:5-7) DESPITE THE STRENGTH OF MY ENEMIES,
THE LORD IS STILL ABLE TO RESCUE ME
A. The Lord is My Refuge
“Thou art my refuge”
B. The Lord is My Portion
“My portion in the land of the living”.C. The Lord is My Deliverer
“Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.
Bring my soul out of prison”
D. The Lord Should Receive All the Glory
1. Praise from Me
“So that I may give thanks to Thy name”
2. Recognition from the Righteous
“The righteous will surround me”
I will once again enjoy their fellowship and they will give God the glory for what He has accomplished in delivering me.
3. Testimony of all: “Thou wilt deal bountifully with me”
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1) What type of cave experiences have we suffered? What does a trapped animal feel like? What are some of the temptations that face us when we are cornered?
2) Do we find it helpful to pray out loud at times? Do we pray from our hearts and pour out our troubles at the Lord’s feet?
3) Do we take comfort in the fact that the Lord knows all about the difficulties we face? He has ordained our paths and knows our future so we can trust in His leading.
4) What type of a friend are we to those who are in low spirits? Are we sensitive to the loneliness they are feeling? Do we make that extra effort to try to provide what companionship and help we can? Are we fair-weather friends … abandoning our friends
when they are cast upon the sea of perplexity and deprivation?
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