God Listens Even When You Have Failed

Third in the series “A Lyrical Change Of Direction”

Psalm 38:1-22

Main Point:  Even when we have caused our own problems, God is still there for us to cry out to him.

  1. Sin creates serious problems in our lives
    1. Broken Relationship with God [1 – 2]
    2. Profound Physical Sickness [3 – 8]
    3. Diminished Sensory Capacity [10, 13 – 14]
    4. Isolated Social Experience [11 – 12, 16 – 17, 19 – 20]
      1. John 5:14
      2. John 9:3
      3. 1 Corinthians 11:29-30
      4. Romans 6:23
  2. God rescues us when we cry out for help [9, 15, 18, 21 – 22]
    1. Hebrews 13:5-6
    2. 1 Peter 2:21-25

Application Questions:

  1. What is a painful aspect of your life experience that may have been caused by your own decisions?
  2. How can we encourage others to make this kind of personal inventory without communicating that the causes their suffering are always sourced in their own sin?