He who hath delivered us from so great dangers, and doth deliver, in Him we may safely trust, that He will yet deliver us. The sorrow of his soul.3. Look at Martin Luther when his enemies are like raging lions gathered round him, and he is cast into prison and all things look dark and threatening, and a common soul might be disquieted and cast down. Psalm 42:11 in all English translations. To be "cast down" is depression of spirit; to be "disquieted" is agitation—restlessness of mind. Proceeding by a false method and order in judging of their estate. To be "cast down" is depression of spirit; to be "disquieted" is agitation—restlessness of mind. 3. (1) Hope is definite assurance based in anticipation. Now, God's people are often cast down. Note that the comments on Psalm 42:5 are generally applicable to the similar refrain which is repeated in Psalm 42:11 and Psalm … "Disquieted!" Illustration — Charles IX. Man's curse was to be a servant of servants (Genesis 9:25). The college population that day was like 5 people, the senior citizen population was plentiful. But let such cast-down ones take heed —. Another man's knowledge will not make me wise. "Hope thou in God." He leads them home to prove their hearts; he leads them to their hope.1. When we depend too much upon the opinions of other men. When we place our trust in God we run no risks, because there is nothing which infinite power cannot accomplish; nothing fit and expedient for us which infinite goodness is not disposed to grant; no promises of help can have been made us by a God of truth and holiness which will not be exactly and punctually fulfilled.II. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. There is a lot in the psalm, but I would like to look at three aspects of it today: These aspects are: 1. Our hearts too often like "muffled drums beating funeral marches," rather than like well-tuned harps sending forth strains of sweetest harmony and gladdest adoration, etc.III. One is a voice of faith and the other is a voice of doubt. It Is Well. �X�„%v�9J�4�� The want of this one word "My" is the sinner's loss of heaven, and the dagger that smites him into the second death. He could say, "The waters have come into my soul.". and why art thou disquieted within me? By recognition of the fact that downheartedness is worst for us. (Bishop Smalridge. But how are we to distinguish such suggestions as may be properly ascribed to the grand enemy, and those that arise from the unsubdued corruption and lusts of our own minds? If you cannot do this with all the joy that you would, do it as well as you can.5. There were two things under which at this time—probably the time of Absalom's short-lived and wicked triumph—David's soul was suffering. It was "cast down," and it was "disquieted." That is one trouble with downheartedness — it emphasizes self. You get that in the first and second verses. God, as a tender Father, would have all the love of His children, and so removes what intercepts that love, as our earthly comforts often do. P. Hope thou in God, for if you can say, "God is my salvation," with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation. 9. Let us press on with renewed courage. A response.Cast down! "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace," etc. It drags at and prevents work.3. Unfit to receive mercies. II. This disease may arise from many different causes. Our hearts too often like "muffled drums beating funeral marches," rather than like well-tuned harps sending forth strains of sweetest harmony and gladdest adoration, etc. We are to distinguish by the welcome they meet with, and the free quarters we allow them, on the one hand; or by the pain and distress they give us, on the other, and by our opposition to them, and our endeavours to dismiss them. Keen, D. D.)LinksPsalm 42:11 NIVPsalm 42:11 NLTPsalm 42:11 ESVPsalm 42:11 NASBPsalm 42:11 KJVPsalm 42:11 Bible AppsPsalm 42:11 ParallelPsalm 42:11 Biblia ParalelaPsalm 42:11 Chinese BiblePsalm 42:11 French BiblePsalm 42:11 German BiblePsalm 42:11 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)From sin.II. An unemployed life is a burden to itself. (Psalm 42:11) ----- Do you forget, O soul, that the way to heaven is a very strait and narrow path-too… By ourselves. For light and truth to lead him back to Zion.II. Or is His ear, that has been so often opened to our prayers, grown heavy, that it can no more hear? Psalm 42 Sermon Notes Psalm 42 . HOW CAN ONE DEFEAT DOWNHEARTEDNESS AND LIFT INTO AND KEEP HIMSELF IN CHEER?1. He is all for this; being disquieted himself, he would disquiet others. His soul is not cast down. He leads them to their hope — to "Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling." Chown. It is from this Sun of Righteousness that the first dawn of hope opens upon the trembling, awakened sinner, and, ready to sink under a load of guilt, supports him. As a wise and honest chirurgion, though he desire his patient to be soon cured, yet if he see the plaister doth not lie right, he takes it off again: so doth Christ do if He see that the comforts of His people are not laid rightly. And we should look outside of ourselves to note the causes of grief that are there (Jeremiah 9:1). and why art thou disquieted within me? Scripture: Psalm 42. IV. The way to prevent this is given in Colossians 3:1; 5:3. and why art thou disquieted within me? We all know these heavier moments, when the spring seems to go out of our being, and we feel as though the tripping step will never return. He leads them to their hope — to "Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling." That is one trouble with downheartedness — it emphasizes self. THE UNREASONABLENESS AND VIRTUAL IMPIETY OF THE OVER-ANXIOUS, FOREBODING SPIRIT MANIFESTED BY SO MANY. Hope thou in God, for if you can say, "God is my salvation," with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation. Remember all the accumulation of worldliness and care and greed and sinful indulgence that you have heaped up upon me till I have been buried under it and could not move.". WE HAVE FIRM GROUNDS FOR OUR TRUST IN GOD FROM THOSE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD WHICH ENABLE AND DISPOSE HIM TO HELP US. P. God Himself. — "Hope." There are many calamities incident to men which we have, through the goodness of God, escaped. They will begin with election, which is not the first, but the highest step of the ladder. THE EXILE'S PRAYER.1. Great prostration is one of the signs of this disease. — "Praise." Psalm 42 is a lament. Love not overmuch anything in this world lest when we have to give it up we be brokenhearted. The interests of his son!(Homilist. Endeavour to STRENGTHEN OUR RELIANCE ON GOD FROM THE EXPERIENCE WE OURSELVES HAVE HAD OF HIS FORMER LOVINGKINDNESS TOWARDS US. And when believers themselves fall, and thereby wound their peace and lose sight of all their evidences, they have no other refuge.III. 8. The sailor cares not because the green waves with crested heads curl over and dash against the vessel, shaking it from stem to stern; or because they, rising in their wrath, leap upon the deck, and with wild glee pour off again through the port holes. He was conscious of —1. The psalmist is far from Jerusalem, and longs for the divine presence that Israel experienced in the Temple liturgy. Many men allow partly imaginary trials to creep into their souls, that scarcely have a palpable existence if they were only inquired into, and yet when once they are seen they are watched over, and they grow until they expand to such an extent that they seem to fill the man's whole spirit and all around him; whereas if they were just looked at in the face in the light of Divine presence and in the glory that beams from another world, they would vanish in a moment like mists before the rising sun; the man's trouble would be turned into triumph, and his saddest sorrows into sweetest song. Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. THE PSALMIST'S SUPPORT AMIDST ALL HIS DISTRESS. Grief gathered to a head will not be quieted at the first. Then there is conformity to the world, that condition so rampant in the Church of our day. If, again, it is a constitutional tendency to look on the dark side of things generally, that has to answer for the gloomy hue of our religion, the obvious remedy is to look on the brighter aspect. He leads them to prove their spirit, and to observe what is amiss about them: to mark this passion as too violent; that affection as wrong directed; that here they have lost the guard over themselves, and spoke unadvisedly with their tongue, and have been led into indiscretions, into excesses; that there their attachment to the world, or worldly connections, have been too strong, and occupied their time and attention too much.2. THE EXILE'S PROMISE.1. God doth not leave His people to lie under their spiritual distresses, to pore over them, and sink under them. A cause of disquietude to which bad men are entire strangers, unless under the immediate horror of momentary convictions.II. Aspiration has grown faint. July 23, 2017. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. 5. THE EXILE'S SOLILOQUY.1. I. "Still hope in God," etc.(T. God descends down unto us from election to calling, and so to sanctification: we must ascend to Him, beginning where He ends. To God we owe our being, and those blessings which we either now do, or ever did, enjoy. A cause of disquietude to which bad men are entire strangers, unless under the immediate horror of momentary convictions. O. A godly soul, by reason of the grace given it, knows when it is well with it and when it is ill, when a good day and when a bad. Hear them (Psalm 137:7). "Disquieted!" And when believers themselves fall, and thereby wound their peace and lose sight of all their evidences, they have no other refuge.III. By service for others. This morning’s psalm is Psalm 42, which has been called a psalm of despair. The water in the hold is more dreaded than all the ocean without. Endeavour to STRENGTHEN OUR RELIANCE ON GOD FROM THE EXPERIENCE WE OURSELVES HAVE HAD OF HIS FORMER LOVINGKINDNESS TOWARDS US. To God we owe our being, and those blessings which we either now do, or ever did, enjoy. (1) We are to judge by an habitual sense of the Divinity upon our minds, and the devout reverential impressions we feel from His presence with us, and our accountableness to Him. July 23, 2017. III. Devotional Thoughts. III. 3. Many men allow partly imaginary trials to creep into their souls, that scarcely have a palpable existence if they were only inquired into, and yet when once they are seen they are watched over, and they grow until they expand to such an extent that they seem to fill the man's whole spirit and all around him; whereas if they were just looked at in the face in the light of Divine presence and in the glory that beams from another world, they would vanish in a moment like mists before the rising sun; the man's trouble would be turned into triumph, and his saddest sorrows into sweetest song. It shadows blessings, making the hard things in life prominent rather than the ameliorating things.4. Attack him and do him all the mischief you can: put your comforts into Christ's hand and use them for His. The thought of what God has been to us leads us to remember what we should be to God. Psalm 42:11 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! 4. 2. A question.2. 2. Sermon Notes. Thus "Mizar" may he to us as "the Delectable Mountains" to the pilgrims, and though it be little in itself, by faith it may enable us to gaze upon the way before us with hope, and to gain glimpses of the glorious land which, though far off, is yet near, where we shall see the King in his beauty, and serve him in love for ever and ever. AN APPEAL TO GOD.1. Let us not yield to passion; do we not belong to God? The fight is a fight of faith in future grace. It bereaves of God and shadows the promises. … DO now what you would if now you were to be justified. I. 1. "Still hope in God," etc. He who hath delivered us from so great dangers, and doth deliver, in Him we may safely trust, that He will yet deliver us. If you cannot do this with all the joy that you would, do it as well as you can.5. Scripture; Social Media; Images; Art; Verses; Use this beautiful custom verse art picture on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. I pray you also, when you are downhearted, make your work a sacrament. Really, the psalmist does not know of any reason why it should be, and he speaks to his soul like another man, of whom he was surprised and almost ashamed.3. (3)From sin.II. He leads them to prove their spirit, and to observe what is amiss about them: to mark this passion as too violent; that affection as wrong directed; that here they have lost the guard over themselves, and spoke unadvisedly with their tongue, and have been led into indiscretions, into excesses; that there their attachment to the world, or worldly connections, have been too strong, and occupied their time and attention too much.2. 3. III. 2. To do, as here, cite the soul before itself, and, as it were, to reason the case. One is a voice of hope and the other is a voice of despair. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Sunday, November 1, 2020 Psalm 42:1 A deer thirsts for a stream of water. But how are we to distinguish such suggestions as may be properly ascribed to the grand enemy, and those that arise from the unsubdued corruption and lusts of our own minds? Read Psalm 42:11 commentary using The Treasury of David. A man may have peace that hath no comfort, and comfort but no joy. THE EXILE'S PRAYER.1. For Divine deliverance.3. Many men allow partly imaginary trials to creep into their souls, that scarcely have a palpable existence if they were only inquired into, and yet when once they are seen they are watched over, and they grow until they expand to such an extent that they seem to fill the man's whole spirit and all around him; whereas if they were just looked at in the face in the light of Divine presence and in the glory that beams from another world, they would vanish in a moment like mists before the rising sun; the man's trouble would be turned into triumph, and his saddest sorrows into sweetest song. )Judge me, O God, and plead my cause. Let the inquiry be made, for it is for lack of the inquiry very often that the soul is cast down within us, and is disquieted in all it has to pass through. The suggestions of Satan assail the minds of good men. He leads them to their hope — to "Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling." Another reason why the question should be asked is because very often the answer to it will be found in the soul itself. 2. THE COUNSEL THE PSALMIST ADDRESSES TO HIS SOUL. Gordon.I. Week 2 – Even So: What should I do when I feel alone? Remember all the accumulation of worldliness and care and greed and sinful indulgence that you have heaped up upon me till I have been buried under it and could not move."III. EXHORDIUM In this Psalm, we see a godly man with a tormented soul. That pronoun my is just worth as much to the soul as God and heaven; because without it you can't have them. When we forget the grounds of comfort that are given us. 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