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Delivered By
Travis Markes
Delivered On
November 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Psalm 55:1-23
Subject
HOPE
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“Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication. Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted, Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the pressure of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me. And in anger they bear a grudge against me. My heart is in anguish within me. And the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me. I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. “Behold, I would wander far away, I would lodge in the wilderness. “I would hasten to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and tempest.” (Psalm 55:1-8 NASB)

“As for me, I shall call upon God, And the LORD will save me. Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur, And He will hear my voice. He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, For they are many who strive with me.” (Psalm 55:16-18 NASB)

“Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days. But I will trust in You.” (Psalm 55:22-23 NASB)

1. Healthy and Unhealthy fear.

*Healthy fear is beneficial.

*Unhealthy fear is paralyzing.

2. Causes of fear. (v. 1-4)

*Fear of evil people. (v. 3)

*Fear of the future. (v. 2)

*Fear of death. (v. 4)

3. Cures for fear. (v. 16-18; 22-23)

Cure #1: Call upon God for peace and strength. (v. 16-18)

Cure #2: Cast your burdens upon the Lord. (v. 22)

Cure #3: Trust God’s promise to hear, redeem, sustain, and protect you. (v. 17-18; 22-23)