AM: “I still believe: In the Power of Prayer”

Text: Psalm 3

The setting of Psalm 3 is during the coup attempt of his son Absalom

  • Introduction:
    • Life happens, good and bad, to us all, saved and unsaved alike.  Ps. 145:9; Matt 5:45; Luke 6:35
    • Trials come to us all, making normal life very abnormal.  James 1:2-8; I Pet 4:12-14
    • God’s own 3-point outline: “Selah”; “Pause”; and “Ponder”.
  1. Troubles in life happen to us all and often in waves   V. 1-2  also Job
    1. They are increased
    2. They are many
    3. They say I have “no help” from my God
  2. How we respond to them influences their impact on us   V. 3-4
    1. Positive or negative results can come from most of our struggles in life
    2. In our own abilities we will often fail in the challenges of life.  II Cor 12:7-10; Eph 6:10-11; I John 4:4
    3. Turning to the Lord for help is the best strategy for us.
  3. Our reality of the LORD makes the difference for anyone   V. 5-8
    1. Peace and Rest result from turning to the Lord
      1. Psalm 4:5-8; 127:1-2; Acts 12:5-6
    2. Confidence and courage result from turning to the Lord
      1. Psalm 27:1-8; Romans 8:28-31; Hebrews 13:5-6; Psalm 118:4-6; Psalm 56
    3. Turning to the Lord is the ONLY remedy to our greatest challenge   V. 7-8
  • ADMIT you are a sinner and you cannot change it   Romans 3:10, 23
  • BELIEVE what God’s Word says about you and what Jesus did for you    Romans 5:8; 6:23
  • CALL upon Jesus to be your Saviour, forgive your sins, and make you right with God through His righteousness   Romans 10:9-13
  • DEPEND on Him and what He says in His Word for the life you life from now on.  Proverbs 3:5-13
  • ENJOY a close, intimate life with the LORD through prayer, worship, reading the Word and being obedient to Him.