Historical Context of the Psalm: Time of Great Disappointment.
Four Vivid Word Pictures:
- The Lost, vv. 4-9
- The Imprisoned, vv. 10-16
- The Sick, vv. 17-22
- The Sea-tossed, vv. 23-32
Turning Point: They Cried Out to the Lord! vv. 6; 13; 19; 28
Testimony: Dependence on the Lord, leads to deliverance by the Lord.
Wisdom of the Psalm: God’s love is unfailing. vv. 1; 8; 15; 21; 31; 43.
Take Home Idea: God’s love is like an anchor that holds us despite what disappointments we might experience in life.