If one takes a superficial look at Christianity, one might conclude that Christianity takes a superficial look at life. We talk of love and joy and peace, and we sing about the new believer finding 'heaven above a softer blue,' and 'earth around a sweeter green,' and something living in every hue that Christless eyes have never seen. But as every believer knows, or eventually discovers, the Christian life is not just one big fellowship supper. Life has great anguish, great grief, deep heartache, for Christians and non-Christians alike. There are problems that seem to have no solutions, roadblocks that seem impassable, and detours that seem to send us backwards. There are times when even committed believers feel like they can't go on. They want to give up, to throw in the towel. They wish they could just fly away from their job, their problems, their family, or even their God. David was experiencing some of these feelings when he wrote the contemplative psalm we call psalm 55. His heart was severely pained within him. The terrors of death fell upon him. Fearfulness and trembling came upon him, and horror overwhelmed him. He was restless. He complained to God. He moaned noisily. And as he cried out, he had no assurance that God was paying any attention to him, or that God even heard him. If you have ever felt such things, or if you are experiencing them now, this message may be an encouragement to you.
On target Perfect. Thank you pastor for your teaching on this. I had no idea that a trial meant what your teaching and David's life and others described it as. I have been relating to that as God has severely been trying me too- and exactly as you said- through a family member that I NEVER would have guessed would...
Frank Toner (4/29/2009)
from Penrith NSW Australia
Restless, Moaning, Pained and Horrified What a good message this Life brings a lot of heartache and Jesus Christ says that this world will bring us trouble. but He has overcome the world, Praise God that as Christians our Peace is in Him. No matter what injustice we seem to go through. Thank you for a truthful message with warts and all. Frank
Butch Boruff (2/1/2009)
from Urbana, Illinois
Great Sermon! Thank you, a great message for those who are walking in valleys today!
Great Sermon! Great Sermon on lifes trials that many take from the book of Job this sermon is done from various scripture in a comprehansive way, Taking the focus of MAN and putting it on GOD where it belongs !
Blessed be the Name of the LORD.
i believe this preacher is one of the very best on this site.
Born and raised in Baltimore MD, then moving to Florida in his youth, Russ came to faith in Christ as a third year college student through the testimony of his brother Doug. Russ transferred from the University of Florida to Shelton College which is affiliated with the Bible...