14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Today’s sermon is based on Psalm 27:14, as you know from using this guide the past week. Today, meditate on the passage—read it over and over again and ask God to reveal His truth to you. Then make a few of your own observations about the passage.
1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
2. What do we learn about OURSELVES from this passage?
3. After listening to the sermon (live or via HCC website) and/or meditating on the text, what is ONE primary way that you can apply some truth mentioned here to your life THIS WEEK?
4. Based on what you have written above, can you write a brief prayer of response below, asking God in your own words to help you obey His Word and put it into practice?
The Valley of Vision is a collection of Puritan prayers and devotions. Each Sunday, we will provide one of those prayers that relates to our theme. These ancient prayers can be challenging because of their language, but they are very rich and full of meaning. We encourage you to read the prayer slowly, then to pray it to God yourself, followed by any other ways God leads you to commune with Him and pray for others.
Resting in God (pages 234-235)
O GOD MOST HIGH, MOST GLORIOUS,
The thought of thine infinite serenity cheers me, for I am toiling and moiling, troubled and distressed, but thou art for ever at perfect peace. Thy designs cause thee no fear or care of unfulfillment, they stand fast as the eternal hills. Thy power knows no bond, thy goodness no stint. Thou bringest order out of confusion, and my defeats are thy victories: The Lord God omnipotent reigneth. I come to thee as a sinner with cares and sorrows, to leave every concern entirely to thee, every sin calling for Christ’s precious blood; Revive deep spirituality in my heart; Let me live to the great Shepherd, hear his voice, know its tones, follow its call. Keep me from deception by causing me to abide in the truth, from harm by helping me to walk in the power of the Spirit. Give me intenser faith in the eternal verities, burning into me by experience the things I know; Let me never be ashamed of the truth of the gospel, that I may bear its reproach, vindicate it, see Jesus as its essence, know in it the power of the Spirit. Lord, help me, for I am often lukewarm and chill; unbelief mars my confidence, sin makes me forget thee. Let the weeds that grow in my soul be cut at their roots; Grant me to know that I truly live only when I live to thee, that all else is trifling. Thy presence alone can make me holy, devout, strong and happy. Abide in me, gracious God.
Ministry Highlight: HARVESTUDENTS
The student ministry has two goals: To develop students into followers of Jesus who help others follow Jesus, and to help equip parents as they disciple their students in Christ.
Please pray for the ministry in the following ways:
*Salvation for those who do not personally know Christ
*Spiritual growth for everyone involved
*Protection from the evil one
*Unity and biblical community among the students
*Courage and opportunities for students to share the gospel of Jesus Christ
*Development of a Youth Worship Team