Confessions of a Cave Man (32 of 49) by John Barnett

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Confessions of a Cave Man (32 of 49)
Series: Discovering David's Spiritual Secret
John Barnett

There are sometimes when we can't feel like praising the Lord isn't there? And all of us go through those times and I think it's very fitting in the book of Psalms for us to find those expressions of the heart as penned by the man after God's own heart--- when you find life very hard to praise the Lord for. And we mustn't be so foolish as to not admit that there are difficult times.

I was reflecting on the words of some wise men and women who had lived far longer than I and I was listening to them this week and one of them said "yes when I was growing up we heard often the message that just get saved and everything will be great from then on." But you know that's not always true is it? Because saved people get cancer, get in car accidents, go bankrupt, have broken families, are depressed at times and I think that it's important for us to look at the fact that the Scriptures talk about those times.

I'd like to share with you some confessions of a cave man and I'm going to be alternating between Psalm 34 and 142 and a lot of other places. I'll lead you through this special time as we look at this special personage.

I wonder have you ever felt prehistoric? And I know if you've watched television very much you've seen the conditions of what cave men look like. For them life reduced to grunts and groans. And life is an endless pursuit of nothingness at times. I like the way Edna St. Vincent Mallay put it a few years ago she said: "life must go on . . . I just can't remember why".

That's what I'm talking about--- a cave man sort of existence. A life when a vicious swirl of getting up, going to work out of the home or in the home if you're a mom--- dropping into bed exhausted at the end of the day only to find out that the entire month has gone by and falling further behind instead of ahead. That's the kind of life that I'm talking about and it's not fore ...

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