DESPERATE series: Psalm 18
I’m expectant as we begin this DESPERATE series. Many have said the series is timely—that in this very season they’re feeling desperate, as I myself have expressed. I have to believe that God intends to meet each of us in our desperate place. He knows the nature of our desperation and the purpose of our desperation. And whatever it may entail, He knows the work He wants to do in our hearts and minds as we endure it. I am praying He will use this series to minister to each of us uniquely and specially.
We’re starting with one of my main go-to psalms—Psalm 18. I would say something about it right here, but I think I’ve said enough on the video . . . maybe too much. I edited the video down—cutting out a good bit of what I’d recorded—and it’s still almost 17 minutes long. I apologize. If your YouTube attention span is anything like mine, you aren’t excited to sit and watch a 17-minute video. But I do pray that you receive something from it that’ll make it worth your while.
Here’s the thing, though. It’s a Bible study. So I’m hoping you’ll not only watch the video, but also read Psalm 18 yourself. After all, we’ve got to chat about it. :-) As always, chime in with whatever strikes you, but here are some questions to jumpstart discussion:
What speaks to your heart in Psalm 18? Does it focus your heart and mind on who God is, especially the first three verses? Do you believe He cares for you enough to speed “upon the wings of the wind” (verse 10) and meet you in your desperation?