When Darkness Is My Only Friend - Psalm 88

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Lament is not a denial of true faith, but a dogged expression of it. …

Lament is not a denial of true faith, but a dogged expression of it.

The message was given on Sept 8, 2013 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info, go to www.NewCityChurch.ca.

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  • 1. WHEN DARKNESS IS MY ONLY FRIEND ~ PSALM 88 image: Nathanael Boehm
  • 2. Today’s Scripture Page 494 in our guest Bibles. Psalm 88 image: Nathanael Boehm
  • 3. WHEN DARKNESS IS MY ONLY FRIEND ~ PSALM 88 image: Nathanael Boehm
  • 4. 1 The Honesty of True Lament 2 The Doggedness of True Faith Be on the lookout for...
  • 5. O LORD, God of my salvation; I cry PSALM 88:1-2 out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry...!
  • 6. For my soul is full of troubles, PSALM 88:3-5 and my life draws near to Sheol. I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength, like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that
  • 7. ...lie in the grave, like those whom PSALM 88:3-5 you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand....
  • 8. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. ~ Psalm 23:4
  • 9. You have put me in the depths of PSALM 88:6-9 the pit, in the regions dark and deep. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves. Selah. You have caused my companions
  • 10. ...to shun me; you have made me a PSALM 88:6-9 horror to them. I am shut in so that I cannot escape; my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon you, O LORD; I spread out my hands to you....
  • 11. Do you work wonders for the dead? PSALM 88:10-12 Do the departed rise up to praise you? Selah. Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faith- fulness in Abaddon? Are your won- ders known in darkness, or your
  • 12. ...righteousness in the land of PSALM 88:10-12 forgetfulness...?
  • 13. But I, O LORD, cry to you; in the PSALM 88:13-14 morning my prayer comes before you. O Lord, why do you cast my soul away? Why do you hide your face from me...?
  • 14. You hid your face, and I was dismayed. ~ Psalm 30:7
  • 15. “True believers may have the ASSURANCE of their salvation shaken, diminished, or temporarily lost in various ways …
  • 16. “True believers may have the ASSURANCE of their salvation shaken, diminished, or temporarily lost in various ways … by God’s withdrawing the LIGHT of his countenance and allowing even those who reverence him to walk in DARKNESS and have no light.” ~ 18.4
  • 17. Afflicted and close to death from my PSALM 88:15-18 youth up, I suffer your terrors; I am hopeless. Your wrath has swept over me; your dreadful assaults destroy me. They surround me like a flood all day long; they close in on
  • 18. You have caused my beloved PSALM 88:15-18 and my friend to shun me; my com- panions have become darkness.
  • 19. Lament is not a denial of true faith but a dogged expression of it.
  • 20. Lament is not a denial of true faith but a dogged expression of it. /ˈdôgid/dog·ged marked by stubborn determination; persistent, tenacious, obstinate
  • 21. LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF LAMENT 1 image: Josh Kenzer
  • 22. “It seems to me that we do not need to be taught HOW to lament. What we need is simply the assurance that we CAN lament.”
  • 23. DON T FORGET THE GOSPEL 2 image: Flood G.
  • 24. “And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice…, ‘My God, my God, why have your forsaken me?’” ~ Mark 15:33-34 image: Christopher Brown
  • 25. “I will NEVER leave you nor forsake you.’ ~ Hebrews 13:5
  • 26. “Is everything sad going to come untrue?”
  • 27. Nathanael Boehm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73978954@N00/455160673/ Josh Kenzer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36908075@N03/4329432316/ FLood G.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97223988@N00/6732863457/ Christopher Brown: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7853490@N07/3531948937/ flickr images courtesy of: