Hope in the Hands of the Sovereign God
Michael Russell, Elder
Introduction: This is a study of Psalm 42, where the writer laments about his circumstances, yet continues to remind himself of his hope in God his salvation.
42:1-4 — Lament
42:5-6a — Hope/Refrain
42:6b-7 — Lament
42:8 — Hope
42:9-10 — Lament
1. Read Psalm 42.
2. Read Psalm 42:1-4.
3. Read Psalm 42:5-6a.
4. Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. – 1 Peter 4:12
5. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
6. Read Psalm 42:6b-7.
7. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. – Hebrews 12:11
8. Read Psalm 8-10.
9. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:15-16