Teaching Passage: Psalm 44
Living Without Healing (A Life of Chronic Pain)
Giving God our Pain (v. 1-2)
How the pain appears (v.1).
How the pain affects us (v. 2a).
How the pain affects others (v. 2b).
Giving God our Petitions (v.3, 4)
Ask God for Consideration (v.3a)
Ask God for Counsel (v.3a-4)
Enlightened Counsel for us:
a. To teach contentment with God’s ways and words.
b. To make us face the reality of more than we can bear.
c. To bring us more consistently before the throne of grace.
d. To focus us more on inner transformation in Christ than physical healing.
e. To teach us to abandon American individualism.
f. To teach us to minister to others.
Giving God our Praise (v.5, 6)