Summary: I must use this period of ministry in addressing those very special saint who are experiencing UNUSUAL TROUBLE and are TROUBLED thereby. I need to address you because You and Your Experience has been Overlooked and given Too Little Attention by the minist
“Trouble in my way, I have to cry sometimes.
So much trouble, I have to cry sometimes.
I lay awake at night, but that’s alright;
Because I know Jesus will fix it after awhile.”
Here we are again. I want to use this ‘Preaching Moment’ to deal with what’s going on underneath our skin. So, WE NEED TO TALK! There is a passage of Scripture recorded in the 42nd Psalm Verse 5 which I have tagged and targeted for teaching (read)
Let‘s discuss “THE ANTIDOTE FOR A TROUBLED LIFE.”
I must use this period of ministry in addressing those very special saint who are experiencing UNUSUAL TROUBLE and are TROUBLED thereby. I need to address you because You and Your Experience has been Overlooked and given Too Little Attention by the ministry and message of the current church.
You merit special attention because YOUR TROUBLE IS BY NO MEANS ORDINARY. Your Depressing and Disquieting Dilemma Is Intensified! It is over and above the ordinary. It exceeds the depressing and disturbing experience that is the common lot of all mankind. Said Job, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” That is our common lot whether we be saint or sinner. But the trouble of these special saints exceeds the measure of ordinary trouble experienced by sinners and the peculiar trouble suffered by the saved. How so? In this manner.
DEPRESSION AND DISQUIETNESS HAVE FORMED A CIRCLE AROUND YOUR LIFE, and the consequence of which is, YOU ARE UNABLE TO ESCAPE FROM IT. Every place you move, every encounter, every conscious hour of life is Lived Within This Environment, This Circle of the Valley of Despair. Some very special saints among us are LIVING WITHIN THIS CIRCLE OF VALLEYS AND VEXATIONS, OF DEPRESSION AND DISTURBANCE, OF THE DISCOURAGING AND DEAFENING.
It is not an EITHER/OR THING. It is a Combination, a Compound of both. Its Depression AND Disquietness. Depressed as a result of Outside Forces. Disquieted as a result of Internal Causes.
First, Your Life Is Imprisoned from Without by the External Forces of Depression. Constantly you are forced to BOW-DOWN. Not in a posture and attitude of worship and prayer. But Bowed-Down because of Outside Forces and Folk. Unremittingly you are CAST DOWN IN MIND AND SPIRIT. Persistently you are REJECTED, OVERLOOKED, DISSED, DISHEARTENED, DISCOURAGED, SAT ON, WALKED ON, OPPRESSED, MOCKED, MADE FUN OF. You are STRICKENED WITH A SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS. You have to endure Successive Trouble. One after the other without any relief in the interval. You have to bear Aggravated Annoyance. Everything has an UNFORTUNATE OUTCOME. Whatever you do seems to turn out Badly, Wrong, All Messed Up. You live in a CONSTANT STATE OF UNHAPPINESS AND DEPRESSION.
Coupled to this is, Second, From Within Your Life Is Encircled by Disquietness. There is a whole lot of Noise going on inside your head and heart. So, you live with a Lost Sense of Security. No Peace of Mind. No Quiet Time. You can’t Think Clearly. Nor can you Act Decisively because of Uninterrupted Worry. In a word, DISQUIETED WITHIN!!!