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Psalm 13

This sermon is part of an ongoing series on the Psalms.

July 7, 2019
Psalm 13
preached by
Pastor Jon Needham

Sermon text

Psalm 13

¹ How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
² How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

³ Consider and answer me, O LORD my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
⁴ lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

⁵ But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
⁶ I will sing to the LORD,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Applying the text

  1. Make a list of all the emotions you imagine David might be experiencing in this Psalm.  When have you had a similar experience in your walk with God?  
  2. David models "brutal honesty" in his conversation with God. Do you feel free to approach God with similar freedom? How does understanding God's grace empower you to be increasingly honest with God?  
  3. In the future, what will you do to process your feelings and experiences with God?

Jon is the lead pastor and founding pastor of Coram Deo Church. He and his wife live in Bremerton with their three kids. He loves spending time with his family and riding motorcycles.


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