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Caveman Theology - Part 4 | Psalm 142 - Finding Victory in Your Cave
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THIS CAVE SEASON HAS DAVID

Distressed
“I cry aloud to the Lord, I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out my complaint before him, before him I tell Him my troubles.” (v 1-2)

Disillusioned
“When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me.” (vs. 3)

Deserted
“Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.” (vs .4)

Depressed
David becomes more morose as he moves on:
“Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me” (v. 6)

Defeated
David continues:
“rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison that I may praise your name,” (v. 6b,7)


Christian journey consists of three levels.

“Mountain-top experiences” when you feel close to God and everything is going well.

“Ordinary days.” This is the daily grind, walking the road.

“Dark days” - CAVE SEASONS when we “trudge through confusion, doubt, despair, and discouragement.”

HOW DOES DAVID FIND VICTORY IN HIS CAVE SEASONS

1. When David was in distress, what did he do? He prayed.
“You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.” ~John Bunyan
2. When David was disillusioned, what did He do? He remembered God has a plan for him.
3. When David felt deserted, what did he do? He affirmed that he is never alone.
4. When David felt defeated, what did he do? He praised God in the middle of his pain.
The only way to break out of the dungeon of defeat is through the power of praise:

5. When David felt depressed, what did he do? He…he…