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  • Up Look For The Downcast

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Mar 26, 2019

    This is a Psalm of comfort and consolation. It was written either during David's exile from Jerusalem, or during Israel's captivity in Babylon.

    UP LOOK FOR THE DOWNCAST Scripture: Psalms 42 &43 I. INTRODUCTION This is a Psalm of comfort and consolation. It was written either during David's exile from Jerusalem, or during Israel's captivity in Babylon. Matthew Henry: Sometimes God teaches us effectually to know the more

  • How God Comforts The Downcast Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 16, 2019

    This passage shares the encouraging truth that "God . . . comforts the downcast." It also points out one of the major ways that He does that: through the people He's put around us.

    DOES GOD CARE ABOUT THE DOWNCAST? He cares enough that He has put the answer all around us. - 2 Corinthians 7:6 – “God . . . comforts the downcast” - We doubt. We feel discouraged and downcast and we wonder if God cares. - And this is a big deal because there are so many today who struggle more

  • Gospel Hope To A Downcast Soul

    Contributed by Dylan Justus on Sep 10, 2019

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    Introduction: Anxious. Abandoned. Scared. Lonely. Dark. Depressed. Forsaken. Despair. Do any of these sound familiar? Have you ever had a season of life marked by these adjectives? Perhaps you lost a child, a sibling, a parent. Perhaps life was going great and then out of nowhere tragedy struck. more

  • An Upward Look By A Downcast Soul Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 26, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    How the psalmist experienced depression and some ways to cope with it. PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:

  • Our Lord Lifts Up The Downcast

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    PENTECOST 11(B) - Our Lord lifts up the downcast: in the midst of despair God’s strength delivers.

    OUR LORD LIFTS UP THE DOWNCAST 1 KINGS 19:3-8 - July 31, 2005 - Pentecost 11 Dearest Fellow-Redeemed and Saints in the Lord: How was your week this past week? At times some days are better than others, and at other times the days seem to be worse. Of course, we all had to struggle more

  • Psalm 42 - Hope For The Downcast Soul Series

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Apr 7, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    In my series where I am working through a rich experience of preaching the Psalms.

  • Why So Downcast O My Soul?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    A sermon on Psalm 42:5, 11; Psalm 43:5 about putting our hope in God. (Outline and portions adapted from articles in the Lookout Magazine [] by authors William Richard Ezell and Victor Knowles)

    Sermon for 11/25/2007 Why So Downcast O My Soul? Psalm 42:5, 11; Psalm 43:5 Introduction: Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Especially if the heart beats within the breast of a loyal and long suffering Chicago Cubs fan like me. “Just wait until next year!” WBTU: A. Many more

  • He Restores Me Series

    Contributed by J.d. Tutell on Jan 24, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    When we become downcast God is there to restore us.

    Two guys are walking through the woods and come across this big deep hole. "Wow...that looks deep." "Sure does... toss a few pebbles in there and see how deep it is." They pick up a few pebbles and throw them in and wait... no noise. "Jeeez. That is REALLY deep... here.. throw one of these more

  • Oh My Soul

    Contributed by Davon Huss on May 27, 2017

    Whether you are high or low, I have some advise for you this morning (First point adapted from Mr. & Mrs. Friday Pele; second point from Rick Warren)

    HoHum: Sing “Oh My Soul” by Mark Hall of Casting Crowns Oh, my soul Oh, how you worry Oh, how you're weary, from fearing you lost control This was the one thing, you didn't see coming And no one would blame you, though If you cried in private If you tried to hide it away, so no one more

  • Even When We Are Downcast He Lifts Our Head

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 21, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    We can praise God that He is the lifter of our head even when we are downcast. At a time of great despair, distress, discouragement and danger, David praised God with the words, "But You, O Lord, art a shield for me. My glory and the lifter of my head."

  • Entering The Dark Night Of The Soul - And Its Exit

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 5, 2000
    based on 86 ratings

    The psalmist was downcast in spirit and gave voice to Dejection but after an outpouring of grief it gave way to Reflection on God’s gracious provision, which led him to Restoration in hope in God.

    ENTERING THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL - AND ITS EXIT Do you ever feel "in the dumps?" This happens when the "feel good factor" has worn thin. There could be any number of causes that bring this on. "If people don’t feel good, they’re discouraged and discontented. Yes, feelings are important. more

  • An Oasis In A Parched Desert Series

    Contributed by Larry Wise on Dec 3, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    A message about God meeting our needs.

    An Oasis in a Parched Wilderness Psalm 23:2,3a We live in a day of uncertainties. Any hour can bring danger or disaster or distress. In an instant, a car could careen across the median of the interstate and take the lives of people who were driving safely and minding their own business. At more

  • Talk Yourself Through The Sorrow With Tomorrow

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    how the Sons of Korah teach us how to deal with sorrow

    March 10, 2002 Psalm 42-43 For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men more

  • Advent: The Tenderness Of God

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    The arm of God rules, and the arms of God are tender.

    These are words of comfort for a rejected and downcast people. They are words of comfort for a sinful people; for God’s people. They are words of comfort! “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God” (40:1). Are you and I prepared to be instruments of God’s comfort to rejected people, instruments more

  • Stages Of Hope

    Contributed by John Gullick on Feb 8, 2008

    A sermon that considers three stages of hope and suggests action plans for each stage

    Stages of Hope Isaiah chapter 49 verse 23 “then you will know that I am the Lord, those who hope in me will not be disappointed.” In the book of Luke just after the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus – two of Jesus followers give a picture of despair. Luke 24:12 now the same day two of more