Study Guide – Psalm 118:5-9

Psalm118-5-9

 

5 In my distress I prayed to the Lord,
and the Lord answered me and set me free.
6 The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me?
7 Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me.
I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in people.
9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes. NLT

 

Look at verse 5. How do you respond to distress in your life? What is your gut reaction or regular habit when you are stressed out?

 

How does the writer of this psalm respond in his distress? Why would this be a good habit for someone to have in moments of crisis?

 

Look at verses 6-7.

 

Look at verses 8-9. How does someone obtain this kind of confidence in the Lord?

 

::::: EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::

Trust is a precious resource. How could you choose to give the Lord more of your trust in the next 24 hours?

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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