In this sermon, we explore one of the Psalms of King David that was written while he was fleeing from Saul. David faced intense fears when he penned this song; and yet, the prose explodes with praise and adoration for God.
When you face difficulties or fear, do you put your praise on pause?
Five lessons from Psalm 34:
- When faith fails, don’t put your praise on pause. For David, praise is an intentional act in all circumstances. Praise is continual, intentional, and it is anchored in genuine humility.
- When faith fails, fear festers. But, it is when we face the hardships that the attributes of God become transforming from theoretical to personal.
- When faith fails, we are prone to speaking disgraceful things. So ask yourself, “Am I speaking words of affirmation and grace into the lives of those around me.?” If it doesn’t edify others and honor God, don’t say it.
- When faith fails, the impacts of sin ripples beyond the individual. So, when a brother or sister in Christ is in sin, we must do all that we can to restore them to fellowship with God and the body of Christ.
- When faith fails, seek peace with Christ. Stop running and cry out to Jesus.