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Waiting on God

Psalm 40
Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning (Psalm 30:5b)

Ten ways to help you navigate difficult trials while waiting on God:

I. Act I: David Looks to a Past Deliverance (40:1-11)

1. Rehearse Past Experiences of Deliverance (1-3)
2. Rely on God’s Protection Rather than the Arm of Flesh (4)
3. Recount the Many Blessings God has Already Done (5)
4. Relinquish All Vestiges of Autonomy (6-8)
5. Repeat the Story of God’s Mighty Acts (5, 9-10)
6. Renew your Confidence through God’s Covenant Promises (11)

II. Act II: David Lives in the Present Reality (40:12-17)

7. Realize that Respites From Trials May Be Temporary (12-16)
8. Resort to Prayer (13-16)
9. Remain Humble (17)

III. Epilogue

10. Remember: Jesus is the Bigger Story!