Pressure Points: Psalm 4August 8, 2021
Pressure Points: Psalm 4
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Pastor Mike Bailey
Pressure points are located all over our bodies. There are hundreds of them, and each time pressure is applied to a pressure point it pinches nerves or disrupts a normal operation of the body. When a nerve is pinched against a bone or muscle it shoots an electrical signal of pain to the brain. Pain is the reaction from the pressure to warn people that damage may occur if the pressure is not removed. The author of the Psalms had the same goal when writing. He wanted those who read the warnings to feel the pressure, to understand the limits, and show us how to release and remove from our lives the negative things that cause pain. Pressure Points applied in the Psalms mold us to become better when we heed the warnings.
July 25 – Psalm 1 – What Direction Are You Walking?
August 1 – Psalm 2 – Who Is Your Leader?
(Psalm 3 – See Does Prayer Work series – A Prayer of Deliverance)
August 8 – Psalm 4 – Where Is Your Rest?
August 15 – Psalm 5 – Why Are You Here?
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1. David out to God. (4:1)
Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven and say… Lamentations 3:41
a. He finds his compass in God.
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
b. He finds his in God.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
2. David breaks down his . (4:2-3)
a. His situation feels like it will end.
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 2 Corinthians 4:17
b. He has unbending in God.
Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
c. He trusts in only God for .
The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7
3. David what he learned. (4:4-5)
“No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:39
“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32
a. Don’t let anger you.
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. Proverbs 29:11
Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. James 1:20
b. Don’t let time when you act.
Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city. Proverbs 16:32
As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Micah 7:7
c. Don’t let the situation you.
If the godly give in to the wicked, it’s like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring. Proverbs 25:26
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6
4. David to rest in his God. (4:6-8)
And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 (ESV)
a. He finds hope for the .
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
b. He finds joy in the .
I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! John 15:11
c. He finds peace in the .
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3
5. Jesus can be the place of rest for you.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
What pain are you living in right now?
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
Closing: Will you give that pain to God today so that you can lay down in peace and find rest?