All Your Waves and Breakers Have Washed Over Me

p.swf?clip_id=9525532&server=www.vimeo.com&fullscreen=1&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00adef” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash”>p.swf?clip_id=9525532&server=www.vimeo.com&fullscreen=1&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00adef” /> This video may make you feel a bit seasick, but there’s nothing like a visual to tap into the right brain.  How I want you to see what the Lord has for you in this. The first water images were of an absence of water — a thirsty deer who has come to a dry riverbed — the psalmist saying his only water is his tears, day and night. (Isn’t that a picture of depression?) But now, we have waves and breakers and a waterfall. Meditate on Psalm 42:7-8. Write it out. This is one worthy of memorization, for it is so deep. 1. Several of you have caught that the mood if both positive and negative, there is water now, yet still the psalmist is talking to his downcast soul. How can “waves and billows” both […]

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WHEN YOU CAN’T SENSE THE PRESENCE OF GOD

It’s Ash Wednesday — a perfect time to begin in earnest to seek God, especially in the desert times. We’re going to look at a psalm that I know can really help those of you in pain, those of you who are not sensing the presence of God, or those of you who long to be a comfort to others. It’s Psalm 42 and there are four vivid water pictures in it that can soothe and heal. The first is really a picture of no water — it’s a picture of the psalmist who identifies with a thirsty deer who has come all the way down the mountain, absolutely panting for water, but the river bed is dry! He longs to sense the presence of God like that dying deer longs for water, but WHERE IS GOD???? Isn’t it comforting […]

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