Seeds From Psalms - Psalm 6 (Devotional Sermon)

Bible Book: Psalms  6
Subject: Victory; Storms of Life; Hardship; Triumphant in Trials

(This is a devotional message from Psalm 6)

I. From Tears to Triumph

Psalm 6:1

The school of suffering produces rare scholars, and David was one of the graduates. He taught in the sixth Psalm what he learned in suffering.

David was troubled because of his transgressions, and he cried, "Have mercy upon me, O Lord." No man ever found the pleasures in sin like the pictures of sin. But in his trouble he turned to the Lord. When Adam sinned he went to the witch. To what or to whom do you go? Only the Lord can make you a master of sin and a servant of righteousness.

Because of his trouble there were his tears. "All the night," he confessed, "make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with tears." There ought to be more tears of repentance. They are liquid prayers and are precious to the Lord. When did you last weep for your sins?

Beyond the tears there is the triumph, and David testified, "The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. The Lord will receive my prayer." The Lord always receives the prayer of a repentant persons, and he who had been a victim of sin became a victor over sin. Are you a victim or a victor? "Thanks be unto God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

II. Design and Duration

Psalm 6:2-3

Every rose has its thorn, every house has its cross and every soul has its sorrow. God has one Son without sin but He has no sons without sorrow. But the suffering sons have been plagued by two problems: What is the design and what is the duration?

A. David wondered about the design

David said in Psalm 6:2-3, "My bones are vexed. My soul is also sore vexed." But nothing comes to a child of God by accident, only by appointment, and that by God's appointment. It is written in 1 Thessalonians 3:3, "That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto." When afflictions come, do not say, "What a disappointment!" Remove the letter "d" and in its place put the letter "H" and you have "His appointment." And Lord only appoints that which is for your good and His glory.

B. David wondered about the duration

David asked, "O Lord, how long?" An old man of God was asked, "What is your favorite Bible verse?" "And it came to pass," he answered. "But that was not a  complete Bible verse," corrected his friend. "No," he answered, "but it is a comforting verse. It  teaches me that the suffering does not come to stay, it comes to pass." The grass is always greener after a rain. How are you after a stormy affliction comes to pass?