Imitate the psalmist here: instead of yielding to a vague grief, cite your soul; inquire of it the particular cause of your sorrow: different remedies will be requisite, according to the different sources of your distress: and be careful that you trifle not with God, and your comfort, and your salvation, while you inquire of your soul, "why art thou cast down?"2. THE EXILE'S PROMISE.1. Henry Kollock, D.D., in "Sermons," etc. Most Bible scholars consider them to be originally one psalm. Then go to Christ Himself, seeking peace not merely for the comfort of it, but as a help to your grace: and take His promise along with you. When men lay up their comfort too much on outward things. II. 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. 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 shadows blessings, making the hard things in life prominent rather than the ameliorating things.4. 2. Follow the example of the psalmist here.(W. This latter may be a while absent, but the former is not. What am I to do?" 2. 1. (Psalm 42:11) ----- Do you forget, O soul, that the way to heaven is a very strait and narrow path-too… The inquiry should be made because generally, if not entirely, it would be found that in the Divine dealings there really was no cause whatever for the soul to be cast down at all. Ignorance of Christian liberty, by unnecessary scruples and doubts. (Bishop Smalridge. THE DESIRABLENESS OF THE INVESTIGATION WHICH THE PSALMIST INSTITUTED.1. They will begin with election, which is not the first, but the highest step of the ladder. I may be grateful that I am not that sinner I was, but I may be disquieted that I yet am not what I would be. 3. 5. 2. for sacrifice, consecration, worship.2. The Psalms express every human emotion that the people of God experience as they walk with the Lord on earth. and why art thou disquieted within me? �J�K��J��Sm�T/�iȒP� "Still hope in God," etc. )"My GodR. We may be weary and sad, but God is able to give us comfort. 1. 11. "No," he says, "let us sing the Psalms 46th psalm, ' God is our refuge and strength, a very present help; therefore will not we fear though the mountains be removed.'" Aspiration has grown faint. By strong and prayerful volition put yourself at the daily duty; do it even more painstakingly than ever, even though you feel so little like it. )In exileJ. Why so disturbed within me? 1. The sorrow of his soul.3. Sermon Notes. An internal disease — it has to do with his soul. One is a voice of hope and the other is a voice of despair. 1. WHY DOES GOD PERMIT THIS? Last and chiefest, turn to God. Well, in all probability it is in mercy it has, for if that had continued you had never gone to the fountain. The leaving out of one word from the will may ruin a man's hopes and blast all his expectations. One of the secrets of obtaining a healthy spiritual life is to obtain the fellowship of saintly people. Psalm 42:11. 1. 1. Browse Sermons on Psalm 42:11. The soul must be raised to a right but yet a bounded grief. Chown. Wonderful is that instance of an unshaken confidence in God, which is displayed for our instruction, and recorded for our imitation, in the history of the sufferings and of the patience of Job.III. 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. 4. Hard environment.III. And a good, and frequently quick, cure for it is the determined emphasizing on our part of other Selves, thus causing, somewhat at least, a forgetfulness of the morbid self.3. In fact, Psalm 42 and 43 are seen as two parts of the same Psalm. As when the sun is eclipsed, all nature appears to mourn, so everything is gloomy to the believer when anything interposes between his soul and the gracious countenance of his God. — "Hope." Retail: $44.99 . By recognition of the fact that downheartedness is worst for us. Our Price: $41.99 Save: $18.00 (30%) Buy Now. 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. 3. If you cannot do this with all the joy that you would, do it as well as you can. Not a few have been disquieted and cast down from false representations and wrong conceptions of the Divine decrees; as if thereby a certain number were under a sentence of reprobation, and for ever excluded from the Divine mercy. Gordon.)DownheartednessW. 3. When we depend too much upon the opinions of other men. HOW CAN ONE DEFEAT DOWNHEARTEDNESS AND LIFT INTO AND KEEP HIMSELF IN CHEER?1. <> Meditate much upon the fulness of satisfaction made by the death of Christ. THE PSALMIST'S SUPPORT AMIDST ALL HIS DISTRESS. So long as the eye can gaze at things with cool and quiet vision we see things in their true perspective and proportion. Now, our text tells us of David's state wherein he was, and of his carriage in that state. "Hope thou in God." Keen, D. D.I. But how are we to judge of our communion with God in duty? Psalm 42:11. He could say, "The waters have come into my soul.". O. Not so to seek comfort that you lose it yet more: there is such a thing as more haste and worse speed. It was "cast down," and it was "disquieted." THE STATE OF MIND IN WHICH THE PSALMIST WAS AND CHRISTIANS SOMETIMES ARE.II. This saying struck the nobleman and led him to look to his condition and to turn to God. Another man's health will not make me well. Good men are often east down; their souls are often disquieted in them, from want, as they imagine, of actual communion with God in duty, or a sense of His gracious presence with them; and if this complaint were as well founded as it is a common and heavy complaint, it would be a just cause, no doubt, of great disquiet. And to this end we should look at the state of the soul in itself and on what terms it is with God (Leviticus 16:29). He was conscious of —1. By recognition of the fact that downheartedness is worst for us. Read Psalm 42:11 commentary using The Treasury of David. — "Praise." Let us press on with renewed courage. That little word is the private cabinet in which all our comfort for time and for eternity is locked up. Halting is a deformed and troublesome gesture, and halting in religion is full of disquiet (1 Kings 18:21). Be not unacquainted with your own hearts; examine them, to see the marks of conversion, and to "make your calling sure" to yourselves.6. One is a voice of faith and the other is a voice of doubt. This morning’s psalm is Psalm 42, which has been called a psalm of despair. LET US EXAMINE THE PATIENT. To be "cast down" is depression of spirit; to be "disquieted" is agitation—restlessness of mind. The water in the hold is more dreaded than all the ocean without. Your duty to God, as wail as your own happiness, requires this. Psalm 42:11. Overstrain of work.3. That little word is the private cabinet in which all our comfort for time and for eternity is locked up. Not a few have been disquieted and cast down from false representations and wrong conceptions of the Divine decrees; as if thereby a certain number were under a sentence of reprobation, and for ever excluded from the Divine mercy. He leads them home to prove their hearts; he leads them to their hope.1. He is not merely burdened, he is possessed by a feverish uncertainty. for sacrifice, consecration, worship.2. For light and truth to lead him back to Zion. It shadows blessings, making the hard things in life prominent rather than the ameliorating things.4. The noblest and most inspiring associations are those connected with God. He who hath delivered us from so great dangers, and doth deliver, in Him we may safely trust, that He will yet deliver us. Psalms 42:6. etc. Praying through Psalm 42:2 . These inscriptions are part of the inspired record; they belong with the psalm and indicate something vital about it. by Pastor John Piper. But notice next that although inward in its nature its effects are to be seen in the countenance. THE EXILE'S PRAYER.1. A question.2. They long for His presence. 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. Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. "Hope thou in God." Perhaps when we know a little more we shall speak with equal assurance of the contagion of health. 3. That is one trouble with downheartedness — it emphasizes self. Another man's wealth will not make me rich. "Disquieted!" He can no longer look at things calmly and therefore truly, and everything appears to him in monstrous and distorted guise. Your duty to God, as wail as your own happiness, requires this. He leads them home to prove their hearts; he leads them to their hope.1. By strong and prayerful volition put yourself at the daily duty; do it even more painstakingly than ever, even though you feel so little like it. lie was a papist, a profane person; and coming occasionally to hear Peter Martyr preach, he heard him say, "When ye see men at a distance skipping, leaping and dancing, ye think the men are mad; but when ye draw near to them, hear what music they have, then ye do not wonder; but ye rather wonder at yourselves that ye should wonder at them. Lynchburg, Virginia. 1. 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. Another reason why the question should be asked is because very often the answer to it will be found in the soul itself. July 23, 2017. Some seek comfort in a use of reason, and try to argue themselves into comfort. And when believers themselves fall, and thereby wound their peace and lose sight of all their evidences, they have no other refuge.III. John Piper Apr 21, 2007 0 Shares Sermon. His purposes and his love are the same now as in the past. So only will men come to God. WHAT IS THE SWEET AND HOLY TEMPER OF SOUL THAT WE SHOULD SEEK FOR? Study also the promises of God; view them in their variety, their extent, their application to you. 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. The following is a sermon excerpt from What Is Hope? )Judge me, O God, and plead my cause. This is a natural kind of popery in men. NOTHING IS SO BAD AS A CONTINUED AND ALLOWED DOWNHEARTEDNESS,1. The want of this one word "My" is the sinner's loss of heaven, and the dagger that smites him into the second death. A man may have peace that hath no comfort, and comfort but no joy. By strong and prayerful volition put yourself at the daily duty; do it even more painstakingly than ever, even though you feel so little like it. O. )In exileJ. In your devotions, be much employed in praise and thanksgiving, instead of principally occupying yourselves with lamentations. God doth not leave His people to lie under their spiritual distresses, to pore over them, and sink under them. And here the disquieted soul may rest.3. 4. EXHORDIUM In this Psalm, we see a godly man with a tormented soul. By David Wilkerson. THE SACRED MEMORIES OF LIFE. It bereaves of God and shadows the promises.II. How imperfectly are all the Christian duties performed by you, when you are thus "swallowed up with overmuch sorrow": how unfitly do you worship Him who loves a cheerful and a thankful giver? Berry. How FAR THE DISCOURAGEMENTS OF SAINTS MAY REACH. The psalmist is far from Jerusalem, and longs for the divine presence that Israel experienced in the Temple liturgy. 1. But the great causes of our dejections and melancholy are to be found in ourselves. stream A response.Cast down! A high reactive feeling of victory will have large share in scattering your darkness.4. I. 1. There is such a false peace (Deuteronomy 24:19). II. For judgment against the accusations of an ungodly nation. 4 0 obj A Contemplation of the Sons of Korah." Jeff Maness- Everyone goes through seasons where they feel alone. "Why art thou cast down?" "Why art thou cast down?" Why Art Thou Cast Down? But do not confine yourselves to this self-examination; be also engaged in active duties. Or is His ear, that has been so often opened to our prayers, grown heavy, that it can no more hear? )Trust in God our best support in all our troubles and afflictionsBishop Smalridge.I. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Jacob had Bethel, Moses had the burning bush, Daniel the lions' den. P. Chown.I. Then hope thou in God, for they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Psalm 43. That pronoun my is just worth as much to the soul as God and heaven; because without it you can't have them. Harriet Ykema Funeral I Downcast "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? In our text we read that God is the health of our countenance: if, then, His presence be wanting the countenance suffers. Psalm 42:11 in all English translations. Another reason why the question should be asked is because very often the answer to it will be found in the soul itself. Hoyt, D. D)Unfailing hopeJ. 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? (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. If you cannot do this with all the joy that you would, do it as well as you can.5. 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? The neglect of keeping a clear conscience. Endeavour to STRENGTHEN OUR RELIANCE ON GOD FROM THE EXPERIENCE WE OURSELVES HAVE HAD OF HIS FORMER LOVINGKINDNESS TOWARDS US. Another man's knowledge will not make me wise. THE UNDYING HOPES OF LIFE. "Praise Him who is the health," the beauty, the ruddy glow, the youth, "of thy countenance, and thy God."(J. Omission of duties and offices of love to them to whom they are due. 1. Psalm 42:11: The Good Man's Peace: W. Bridge, M. A. Psalm 42:11: The Soul's Conflict with Itself: Psalm 42:11 A question.2. The interests of his son!(Homilist. What comfort had Judas in his thirty pieces of silver? 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. Well, in all probability it is in mercy it has, for if that had continued you had never gone to the fountain. Want of knowledge in the understanding. "Why art thou cast down?" 2. Psalm 42:11: Downheartedness: W. Hoyt, D. D: Psalm 42:11: Means not to be Overcharged with Sorrow: Psalm 42:11: My God: R. Berry. Sermon Bible Commentary. ... Pray then to God, to "search you, and see if there be any wicked way in you." THE DESIRABLENESS OF THE INVESTIGATION WHICH THE PSALMIST INSTITUTED.1. 3. What do you say — your strength is exhausted and you are feeble and have no power left? 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. King David boldly declared, “I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God” (Psalm 42:11, KJV). Psalms 42:11. Psalm 42 Sermon Notes Psalm 42 . P. Chown.I. To be "cast down" is depression of spirit; to be "disquieted" is agitation—restlessness of mind. The Psalmist is far from the temple of God in Jerusalem and is therefore feeling far from God’s presence. THE RESTING-PLACES OF LIFE. HOW CAN ONE DEFEAT DOWNHEARTEDNESS AND LIFT INTO AND KEEP HIMSELF IN CHEER?1. THERE ARE MANY CAUSES FOR DOWNHEARTEDNESS IN THIS STRANGE AND DISCIPLINARY WORLD. �Ì�s�*i���b�7��jx���F>꾏����sh]h���I(C�}�:u�|筪���"0P�i���Ρ]ZL,���0s�E݄��ӣ��aeQ! 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. 3. Last and chiefest, turn to God. How imperfectly are all the Christian duties performed by you, when you are thus "swallowed up with overmuch sorrow": how unfitly do you worship Him who loves a cheerful and a thankful giver?III. 3. To seize the harp for thanksgiving and praise.Religious services should be gladsome; those in the home as well as those in the sanctuary. THE PSALMIST'S PRESENT CONDITION OR STATE OF MIND.1. NOTHING IS SO BAD AS A CONTINUED AND ALLOWED DOWNHEARTEDNESS,1. Berry.Whatever God may be, it is no advantage to me if He is not my God. It bereaves of God and shadows the promises.II. He leads them home to prove their hearts; he leads them to their hope.1. and why art thou disquieted within me? (2) There are only two places where hope is impossible: (a) In … It is a great life application of texts such as Psalm 42:11. If so, then what do we make of a cast down soul that is calling upon God? And now they find themselves removed from the religious life that they formerly enjoyed. Keen, D. D.I. 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. THE UNREASONABLENESS AND VIRTUAL IMPIETY OF THE OVER-ANXIOUS, FOREBODING SPIRIT MANIFESTED BY SO MANY. One is a voice of joy and the other is a voice of sorrow. iii) Hope does not mean a vain wish. Hope. Faith Muscles 101. Berry. Another man's health will not make me well. 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. July 23, 2017. "You ask me why I am cast down within you. 6 My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar. (3) It will be found no unsatisfying evidence of God's gracious presence with us in duty if we are enabled to deal fairly with our own hearts.2. Kollock, D. D.)The causes and cure of spiritual distressT. (3)From sin.II. 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 health of David's countenance was not in his countenance, but in his God, and this makes his faith silence his fears, and so peremptorily resolve upon it, that there is a time coming (how near so ever he now … God will not speak peace to a staggering spirit that hath always its religion and its way to choose. P. Proceeding by a false method and order in judging of their estate. The fight is a fight of faith in future grace. "Praise Him who is the health," the beauty, the ruddy glow, the youth, "of thy countenance, and thy God.". Nothing uncommon for the Christian to be the target of wrong charges. He sometimes hides His face from them (Matthew 27:46). 4. 9. This spirit is rebuked by your whole experience. Another sign is that of burning thirst. To God we owe our being, and those blessings which we either now do, or ever did, enjoy. For light and truth to lead him back to Zion.II. Wonderful is that instance of an unshaken confidence in God, which is displayed for our instruction, and recorded for our imitation, in the history of the sufferings and of the patience of Job.III. The suggestions of Satan assail the minds of good men. Throughout the Psalm he expresses his longing to be near God. Scripture: Psalm 42. By service for others. Be careful to understand the Gospel-scheme of salvation; especially the nature, the terms, the intent of the covenant of grace. 1. A gracious and living soul is most sensible of the want of spiritual means. III. There are many calamities incident to men which we have, through the goodness of God, escaped. Micah is right (Micah 2:10). THE STATE OF MIND IN WHICH THE PSALMIST WAS AND CHRISTIANS SOMETIMES ARE.II. In your devotions, be much employed in praise and thanksgiving, instead of principally occupying yourselves with lamentations. Yes, the saints have music within, peace and quiet within, as a rule, though here and there there may be exceptions. Open Network is a free library of church resources from Life.Church. There is no more fatal minister in human life than the disquieted eye. Psalm 42:11. THE PSALMIST'S SUPPORT AMIDST ALL HIS DISTRESS. Your duty to God, as wail as your own happiness, requires this. 4. 6. For light and truth to lead him back to Zion.II. He will, if he lay his comfort upon internal blessings and measure God's love by them. The vast preponderance with you has always been on the side of happiness. How to Get God's Help in the Hard Times Psalm 42:1-11 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - August 20, 2017 *The introduction to Psalm 42 says: "To the Chief Musician. Why are you downcast, O my soul? and the same argument and means are made use of to remove dejection and disquietude; It is with the godly in this case as with vapours drawn up by the sun, which, when the extracting force of the sun leaves them, fall down again to the earth. 2. WE HAVE FIRM GROUNDS FOR OUR TRUST IN GOD FROM THOSE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD WHICH ENABLE AND DISPOSE HIM TO HELP US. Hoyt, D. DI. AN APPEAL TO GOD.1. These inscriptions are part of the inspired record; they belong with the psalm and indicate something vital about it. 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. {�� HOW CAN ONE DEFEAT DOWNHEARTEDNESS AND LIFT INTO AND KEEP HIMSELF IN CHEER?1. His soul is not cast down. Illustration — Charles IX. Grief gathered to a head will not be quieted at the first. THE STATE OF MIND IN WHICH THE PSALMIST WAS AND CHRISTIANS SOMETIMES ARE.II. Still, though the main pillar of our comfort be in the free forgiveness of our sins, yet, if there be a neglect in growing in holiness, the soul will never be soundly quiet. Exile.2. Be not unacquainted with your own hearts; examine them, to see the marks of conversion, and to "make your calling sure" to yourselves.6. For Divine vindication.2. The danger is, when we feel alone we can often believe things or do things we would never do if we weren’t alone. 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.2. 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. I. <>>> THE DESIRABLENESS OF THE INVESTIGATION WHICH THE PSALMIST INSTITUTED.1. The Holy Ghost likewise. In the former verse the psalmist speaks of praising God "for the health of His countenance," and in verse eleven he speaks of praising God, "who is the health of my countenance." 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