Summary: To show that we are already in this world full of troubles, because the god of this world has blinded it's followers, but we are protected and kept safe by the LORD.
Are you protected from trouble?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we are already in this world full of troubles, because the god of this world has blinded it's followers, but we are protected and kept safe by the LORD.
Psalms 138:7 (Amplified Bible)
138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.
Praise, worship and thank You very much for Your Presence and Powerful Arm have always protected and kept me safe.
The LORD protected me from trouble
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. In the midst of trouble
"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;"
Psalms 23:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
23:3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.
23:4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
John 16:33 (Amplified Bible)
16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
B. The LORD's Presence and Right Hand - protected and saved me
"You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me."
Meditate on GOD's goodness, that's how we are protected and kept safe only in the LORD's Presence of Protection. Arm yourselves daily with these powerful promises of protection of the LORD.
Micah 7:10 (Amplified Bible)
7:10 Then my enemy will see it, and shame will cover her who said to me, Where is the Lord your God? My eyes will see my desire upon her; now she will be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
Psalms 144:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
144:1 [A Psalm] of David. BLESSED BE the Lord, my Rock and my keen and firm Strength, Who teaches my hands to war and my fingers to fight—
144:2 My Steadfast Love and my Fortress, my High Tower and my Deliverer, my Shield and He in Whom I trust and take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.
Isaiah 41:10 (Amplified Bible)
41:10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.