Falls Baptist Church
Trust in God
  • A Cry For Help in Time of Need

    Psalm 40:1–17 CSB
    I waited patiently for the Lord, and he turned to me and heard my cry for help. He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and they will trust in the Lord. How happy is anyone who has put his trust in the Lord and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies! Lord my God, you have done many things— your wondrous works and your plans for us; none can compare with you. If I were to report and speak of them, they are more than can be told. You do not delight in sacrifice and offering; you open my ears to listen. You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering. Then I said, “See, I have come; in the scroll it is written about me. I delight to do your will, my God, and your instruction is deep within me.” I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed— as you know, Lord. I did not hide your righteousness in my heart; I spoke about your faithfulness and salvation; I did not conceal your constant love and truth from the great assembly. Lord, you do not withhold your compassion from me. Your constant love and truth will always guard me. For troubles without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me; I am unable to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my courage leaves me. Lord, be pleased to rescue me; hurry to help me, Lord. Let those who intend to take my life be disgraced and confounded. Let those who wish me harm be turned back and humiliated. Let those who say to me, “Aha, aha!” be appalled because of their shame. Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; let those who love your salvation continually say, “The Lord is great!” I am oppressed and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and my deliverer; my God, do not delay.
    Pray you fool

    What Does It Mean To Lament?

    a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.
    Pastor Mark Vrogope
    The practice of lament is one of the most theologically informed actions a person can take… Pastor Mark Vrgope
    While crying is fundamental to humanity, Christians lament because they know God is sovereign and good.
    Lament talks to God about pain. And it has a unique purpose: trust.
    It is a divinely-given invitation to pour out our fears, frustrations, and sorrows for the purpose of helping us to renew our confidence in God.
    Laments turn toward God when sorrow tempts you to run from him.

    Remind God Who He Is / Reminding Ourselves Who He is

    Psalm 40:1–5 CSB
    1 I waited patiently for the Lord, and he turned to me and heard my cry for help. 2 He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and they will trust in the Lord. 4 How happy is anyone who has put his trust in the Lord and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies! 5 Lord my God, you have done many things— your wondrous works and your plans for us; none can compare with you. If I were to report and speak of them, they are more than can be told.

    Messianic Prophecy (Psalm 40:6-8)

    Hebrews 10:5–10 CSB
    5 Therefore, as he was coming into the world, he said: You did not desire sacrifice and offering, but you prepared a body for me. 6 You did not delight in whole burnt offerings and sin offerings. 7 Then I said, “See— it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, God.” 8 After he says above, You did not desire or delight in sacrifices and offerings, whole burnt offerings and sin offerings (which are offered according to the law), 9 he then says, See, I have come to do your will. He takes away the first to establish the second. 10 By this will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time.

    The Pattern of Lament

    Turn to the Lord
    Psalm 40:11 CSB
    11 Lord, you do not withhold your compassion from me. Your constant love and truth will always guard me.
    2. Ask Boldly For Help
    Psalm 40:12–13 CSB
    12 For troubles without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me; I am unable to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my courage leaves me. 13 Lord, be pleased to rescue me; hurry to help me, Lord.
    3. Be Honest / Be Specific
    Psalm 40:14–16 CSB
    14 Let those who intend to take my life be disgraced and confounded. Let those who wish me harm be turned back and humiliated. 15 Let those who say to me, “Aha, aha!” be appalled because of their shame. 16 Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; let those who love your salvation continually say, “The Lord is great!”
    4. Choose to Trust
    Psalm 40:17 CSB
    17 I am oppressed and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and my deliverer; my God, do not delay.
    Matthew 7:7–11 CSB
    7 “Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 Who among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him.
  • When We All Get To Heaven
  • Weigele
  • Without Him
      • Psalm 56:1–13CSB

      • 1 Samuel 21:10–15CSB

      • 1 Peter 1:3–9CSB

  • Somehow You Want Me

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