Active and Helpful (Psalm 34:15-22)
Part of the All In - Back Against The Wall series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Psalm 34:15–22 (Listen)
15 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
21 Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22 The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.
All In - Back Against The Wall
Active and Helpful
Who do you have that listens to you?
Our God listens:
*Compassion and kindness
*Forgiveness and purpose
*Attention and affirmation
*The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears open to
Their cry. vs.15
*The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their trouble. vs.17
*Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delvers him out of them all.vs.19
Four ways our God is active and helpful:
I. He's watching - vs.15a
*His eyes are open to our heartaches and victories -
Our action - Rely on Him
II. He's listening - vs.15b-17
*He listens to our hearts and acts on our behalf -
Our action - Share with Him
III. He's delivering - vs.17b, 19b
*He delivers us from our troubles and pains
Our action - -Wait on Him
IV. He's near - v.18
*He meets us at the point of our need -
Our action - Call on Him
Will you take action?