Main Point-Our God is worthy to be praised and faithful to deliver, especially in the hard times



Psalms 116

    1. God hears when you talk to Him and when you cry out to Him


      1. It is so important that we call out to the Lord in our distress!  Who are you calling out to?


    1. The Lord preserves the simple
      1. Are you simple enough to call out and depend on the Lord or are you wise enough to figure it out yourself? 
        1. Talk about pride of being brought low
          1. Testimony of landlord papers
        1. Let us call on the Lord in humility so that we can get His help
          1. Shift the burden from us to Him
    1. we believe despite our circumstance
      1. Read vs 10-11
        1. I believed even when I spoke, “ _______________”
      1. Juxtaposing the truth, the verity, the righteousness, the nobility, the absolute holy consistency of our Lord!
      2. This includes us, we must believe God’s word, not our thoughts!
      3. We must believe and trust in God’s sovereign plan over and against our own!
    1. Talk about faith, Hebrews 11:1
      1. We must believe and hope even if we don’t see a way
        1. Daniel believed, even when he was thrown into the lion’s den
        2. The Hebrews young men believed even when they were sentenced to the fire
        3. Stephen believed even when he faced the crowd with stones in their hands
        4. Abraham believed, even with knife raised ready to slaughter his only son
    2. What is that we believe?  
      1. That the Lord is good, that the Lord is better than whatever is afflicting us
      2. That He will answer our prayer
      3. That by His grace, He will take us to the other side
    3. Saints, let us believe!


    1. How are we to respond to the Lord who delivers us?
    1. We can not repay, God expects the same thing that anyone who gives a good gift expects, thanksgiving!
      1. Kids yall better pretend to like it!
    2. Emphasize ptl
    3. Notice the public nature of the author’s thanksgiving
      1. Pushes against the popular narrative that your religion, your relationship with God is strictly private
        1. no , we publicly worship and praise our God
        2. We brag on God in conversation
        3. We praise God aloud in the church gathering
          1. Practice verse 1: I love the Lord because _________
      2. Talk about how this really helps with personal evangelism


Psalm 18:1-19, climatic hearing and answering of prayer of david concerning saul

End with call on the name of the Lord for salvation & help

Sermon Notes on Psalm 116

cry out to God sermon

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