May. 03, 2020
GRIEVING OUR LOSSES
Introduction:The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many kinds of losses into our lives.It is important for our physical, mental and spiritual health that we grieve this loss.Psalm 42 gives us guidance in processing our emotions.
I.IDENTIFY HOW YOU FEEL (vv. 6, 9-11a)
A.The Emotions of the Psalmist
B.Naming Our Feelings is the Beginning of Healing
II.EXPRESS TO GOD HOW YOU FEEL (vv. 4, 6, 9, 10)
A.Asking Questions (vv. 2, 9, 3)
2.The temptation to sin when stressed
III.MOVING FORWARD WITH YOUR FEELINGS
A.Seeks the Lord (vv. 1-2)
B.Remembers the Past (v. 4)
C.Worships God (v. 5)
D.Affirms God’s Love (v. 8)
E.Preaches to Himself (v. 11)
Conclusion:Above all things the Psalmist seeks after his God regardless of the outcomes.He trusts that the Lord is all sufficient.