August 8, 2021

Finding Hope in Desperate Circumstances

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 27, 29 |

Let’s be honest, sometimes it is hard to find Hope. When we are in desperate circumstances or when we are in a crisis, it is difficult to see anything but darkness and danger. David was living in that place but he “strengthened himself in the LORD his God.” For the next two weeks we will be looking at some incidents in the life of King David that show us how to find hope in desperate circumstances and how to find hope in a desperate crisis. This week’s challenge is found in 1 Samuel 27 and 29.  Yes, that is two full chapters we are moving through!  We are going to develop a plan for handling desperate circumstances!  Our focus will be doing so in line with our identity and values as followers of Christ.

Sermon Notes

Series: Finding Hope When Your Life is on Fire!
Message: Finding Hope in Desperate Circumstances
Pastor Roger Freeman
August 8, 2021
1 Samuel 27, 29

I Find Hope in Desperate Circumstances When I Prioritize:

1. Seeking Safety
Psalm 27:1-2

2. Settling Stability

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3. Sharpening Strategies

The primary concern of the spiritual life isn’t what we do for God, but what God has done for us. - Eugene Peterson

And what I want to say is this: God is perfectly capable of working out his purposes in our lives even when we can’t lift a finger to help. Better yet, God is faithfully working out our salvation even when every time we lift a finger it seems to contribute to the wrong side, the Philistine side. – Eugene Peterson

4. Seeing Solutions