Rev. Ben Davenport from the Bellingham URC preached on October 20, 2019 from Psalm 13. A key point from this sermon was that we ought to be honest about our feelings when crying out to God, but not to forget the truths Scripture tells us in the midst of those feelings.
Lord’s Day 31 was read.
- David’s real feelings of being forgotten forsaken, sorrowful, and defeated. (verses 1-2) [Ps. 139:16; Esph 6:11]
- The unchanging truth of God’s Word [Isa. 49:15-16; Heb. 13:5; 2:14; Rom. 16:20; Rom. 8:37]
- David prays to the Lord (vs. 3) [Jer. 29:13; Jam. 4:8; Mt. 7:7-8; Esph 3:20]
- How should we pray?
- Expectantly (vs. 3a) [Jam. 1:5-7]
- Theologically (vs. 3b) [Eph. 3:12]
- Desperately (vs. 3c-4) [Eph. 2:12, cf. Num. 14:15-16]
- God’s Gospel brings us to trust, rejoice, and sing! (vs. 5-6) [1 Cor. 13:8; Rom. 8:38-39]