Songs for the Journey

A Song of Pain — Psalm 13

On Sunday Adrian continued our series in the Psalms looking at Psalm 13 and how in the midst of the pain we can face in life we have a God who is unfailing in his love and who we can cry out to and find rest in. You can listen to the full talk, including a powerful performance by Mike Blaber, here. And you can find the handout from the talk below.

CRY

PLEA

REST

IN…

…UNFAILING LOVE:

John 15: 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”

Romans 8: 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalms 139: 1–18

…SALVATION: (Ephesians)

CHOSEN, BLAMELESS & SHAMELESS 1:4 “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight”

LOVED, PREDESTINED & ADOPTED 1:5 “In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship… in accordance with his pleasure and will”

REDEEMED, FORGIVEN 1:7 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins”

PURPOSE 1:9 “He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure”

POWER 1:19–20 “…and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,”

ALIVE BY GRACE 2:5 “made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved.”

HANDIWORK 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works.”

ACCEPTED 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

BELONG 2: 19 “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,”

DWELLING 2: 22 “And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”

FREEDOM & CONFIDENCE 3: 12 “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”

…GOODNESS:

Romans 8: 28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Matthew 7: 11 “how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

James 1: 17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

2 Corinthians 1:3 “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”