Summary: Never doubt where God is when you’re going through a battle.
PSALM 42:1-11 “WHERE IS THY GOD?”
A) The Psalmist says in v.7 ....... What does that mean?
* That means there are times when over and over again there are waves of trouble after another
wave of trouble! * There is one wave of discouragement after another wave of discouragement!
* There is one problem after another problem ... The waves just keep coming!
* Everyone is going to have times like that in their life!
B) When this happens, the devil comes along and says to God’s children .......
* “Having it pretty rough, aren’t you? Things are not going like you planned it, are they?”
* He puts questions before you and your first mistake is when you get in a conversation with the
devil ... And then he asks you, “Where is your God?”
* He says, “Things are not going well, are they? God loves you, huh?” * “God really cares about
you, right? God really appreciates all you do for Him, huh? Where is your God?”
C) I want to answer that question with the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever!
* I want to tell you ... The devil ... And everyone else where my God is!
D) I want all of you to walk out of this church tonight knowing where your God is!
* I want some of you that think you are ready to quit to know where your God is!
* I want some of you that think you are beaten up pretty badly to know where your God is!
* I want some of you that think you are pretty discouraged to walk out of here knowing where your
God is, and that everything is OK!
* I want you to walk out of here knowing there is hope and there is going to be a better day!
E) The devil says, “Where is your God?”
* It looks like sin is having a big hay-day in our country today!
* It looks like most people don’t love God ... Most people curse God! * Where is our God tonight?
(1) GOD IS ABOVE US – DEUT. 4:39! * I want you to know that God is above us tonight!
A) His thoughts are higher than our thoughts ... His thoughts are greater than our thoughts!
* He is the God above us, but He also says He is the God on the earth too!
* God still laughs at little puny men and authority today who think they will kick God out and rule
over the things of God! * GOD IS ABOVE US!!!
B) You say, “Well, I can’t understand that Preacher, I can’t see Him!”
* You can’t never understand because He is above you! * He is above you in every way!
* He is higher than the heavens – Isa. 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are
your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my
ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
C) Notice what the Bible says in Eph. 1:19-23 ....... * Did you hear what I just read?
* God has put Christ above all principalities, all power, all might, and any man you want to name!
* That is where my God is ... He is above everybody, everything, every obstacle, every power that
would be against me! * God goes on to say in v.22-23 .......
* John 3:31 “He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and
speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.”
* 1 Chron. 29:11 “Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory,
and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O
LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.”
D) He is above us in every way ... v.5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?”
* Don’t you know that you have a God that is above you? * You can’t figure Him out!
* You can’t see Him ... You can’t touch Him ... And you can’t come into His presence without
an awe struck realization that God is greater than you are!
* I feel sorry for folk who can see their God and touch their God and who can lay hands on their
God ... I have a God that’s bigger than that tonight ... He is above all!
(2) HE IS AROUND US – PSALM 125:2! * Thank God, He is all around us tonight!
A) Psalm 34:7 “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him,”