He knows it can feel to us like he is taking too long. But the Ancient of Days measures time by millennia (2 Peter 3:8). What is it that He’s doing? How long will you hide your face from me? Normally, he was a calm man. Had He forgotten about David? John Piper Sep 1, 1980 122 Shares Sermon. Years passed. Public Reading (ESV) To the choirmaster. Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.’“ You may suffer for years, but God never forgets you if you are His child. Peter tells us that “the Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness” (2 Peter 3:9). This book, which God took millennia to assemble, shows us that God is not slow, but patient in working out his redemptive purposes in the best ways (2 Peter 3:9). There was so much work to be done for the Lord, and so little time to do it. Links. She decided that her maidservant, Hagar, could be a surrogate child-bearer for her. 3:1-2). Abram (as he was first called) was already 75 years old when God promised to make him a great nation that would bless all the families of the earth and to give his offspring the land of the Canaanites (Genesis 12:1–3). He was God’s greatest apostle to the Gentiles. Saul was still the king. Their only hope was God’s promise, which was precisely God’s purpose in the long, confusing wait. -Philippians 4:13. He is able to do what he has promised. God was building maturity into those men as they learned to trust Him. God’s honor was tied up with David’s deliverance. YEARNING FOR HELP FROM GOD (FOR THE CHIEF MUSICIAN; A PSALM OF DAVID). Thom Malone, SCC Lead Pastor - 11/17/2019. You try to figure out how to get out of your circumstances, but nothing works. Courage is always fueled by faith. Since David was God’s anointed king, if he died at the hands of his enemies, it would make God look bad. Psalm 13 is a cry for help. Twenty-eight? 17 But from everlasting to everlasting Why didn’t God do something? The godly also strive to please, but with very different motives. When that happens, you’re in good company. Look on me and answer, LORD my God. David had gone from hope to despair so many times that he felt like he was on an emotional roller coaster. God was developing His man. To See You Fills Me With Joy. Do the Gospels give us the exact words that Jesus spoke, or do they give us a paraphrase that captures his meaning? “It is a blessed thing to lean on the Lord when making plans for life’s … Share. I was rather surprised when he answered that he never had dry times with the Lord. (Psalm 46:1–3) During the exodus, God led his people through the wilderness day and night, never departing from them (Exodus 13:22). “Psalms – Desiring God” focuses on the importance of directing our heart passion toward God and enjoying our relationship with God. God has always had a heart for all nations: “The people must praise You, O God; all the peoples must praise You” (Psalm 67:3, own translation). How did He get Joseph there? One of the most profoundly comforting things about Scripture is how it reveals God’s compassion for us impatient waiters. Then he offers a more gentle petition. He had a strong faith at that time, as seen in his victory over Goliath. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. God determined that all of his true children would be born again through faith to a living hope (1 Peter 1:3) and then live by faith (the faith of Abraham, Galatians 3:7) in his promises alone (Romans 1:17). I’m happy for him that he never has dry spells, but I must admit that I can’t relate to that. Thirteen more years went by before God finally told the 99-year-old Abram that 89-year-old Sarai would bear a son, and he changed their names to Abraham (father of a multitude) and Sarah (princess). 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