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Summary: "WHERE IS THY GOD?"

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Psalm 42 - 43 "WHERE IS THY GOD?"

I. The Provocation Of The Scoffers -

A. The Irritation - 3 while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

1. The Desire - 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Desire for a Person, - O God, Desire with a Passion - As the hart panteth

Desire with a Purpose - after the water brooks - Satisfaction

2. The Design - 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God:

God is :- A Living God, A Loving God, A Listening God.

3. The Determination 2 "When shall I come and appear before God?"

B. The Isolation - 3 My tears have been my meat day and night,

while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

1. The Taunts - Where is thy God?

They were Continual, Personnal - unto me, Theological - Where is thy God?

Mt 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

2. The Tears - 3 My tears have been my meat day and night,

Personnal Tears - My tears, Plentiful Tears - my meat

Perpetual Tears - day and night,

3. The Tests - Where is thy God?

Their Source - Demonic, Their Stubborness - Determined - continually say

Their Strategy - Doubt - Where is thy God?

C. The Imagination - 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

He Remembers :- The Hosts of God - for I had gone with the multitude,

The House of God - I went with them to the house of God

The Help of God - with the voice of joy and praise

The Holiness of God - with a multitude that kept holyday.

II. The Problems For The Saints -

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me?

1. The Answer To Dejection -

a. The Failure Is Internal - why art thou disquieted in me?

b. The Fix Is External - 5 hope thou in God:

1) Our Hope Is In God - 5 hope thou in God: 2) Our Help Is From God - 5 I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance

2. The Answer To Depression - 6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

a. The Recognition of The Problem - "my soul is cast down within me"

b. The Resolution to The Problem - therefore will I remember thee

1. The Waves of Sorrow May Come -

7 all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

2. The Worship of Song Must Come - 8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me,

III. The Puzzle For The Soul - It Seems we :-

A. Have Been Deserted -

9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me?

B Have Been Detached - 10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

C. Have Been Downcast - 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

and why art thou disquieted within me?

Psalm 43 "HERE IS THY GOD!"

I. Our Cry - 1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.


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