by Ken Trivette

Instructions on How To Handle Hard Times
Ken D. Trivette
Psalm 62

1. I read about a man that was sitting at home one
evening when the doorbell rang. When he answered the
door, a six-foot tall cockroach was standing there.
The cockroach immediately punched him between the eyes
and scampered off. The next evening, the man was
sitting at home and once again the doorbell rang. When
he answered the door there was that six-foot tall
cockroach again. This time it punched him, kicked him,
and karate chopped him before running away. The third
evening the man was sitting at home and once again his
doorbell rang. He opened the door and once again there
was that six-foot tall cockroach. This time it leapt
at him and stabbed him several times. The gravely
injured man managed to crawl to the telephone and call
911. An ambulance arrived and rushed him to the
hospital. As he was being treated at the hospital, the
doctor asked what happened. The man explained about
the six-foot cockroach. The doctor thought for a
moment and said, "Yes, there is a nasty bug going

2. There may be some of you that feel like a nasty bug
is going around. There are times in life when it seems
we are being kicked, punched, and stabbed by the
events and happenings of life. There are those hard
times when life is pressing and distressing. Things
are hard to deal with, hard to face, and hard to

3. Psalm 62 was a psalm written by David during a hard
time in his life. The background of Psalm 62 is that
anguishing time of Absalom's rebellion. Absalom had
been attempting to take the throne away from David and
the conspiracy was growing stronger each day. It was a
very disturbing and distressing time for David.

4. In Psalm 62 David tells us what he did during this
hard time in his life. As I read the Psalm it is like
David is giving us instructions about what to do when
hard times come. Let's look at the Psa ...

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