Strengthening Weary Souls

Psalm 119:17-32 – We live in an increasingly strange world with combative critics and challenging circumstances. God has given us the Bible as an uplifting gift to strengthen our souls when we’re weary.

January 14, 2024

Sermon Notes


  • Prayerfully ask to behold God’s message within the Scriptures rather than what you want to see (119:17-18)
  • The more this world drifts from God’s standards, the less we feel at home within it (119:19-20).
  • Once you clarify your ultimate allegiance to the LORD, you don’t have to worry about what others say about you (119:21-23).
  • Scripture’s counsel is the most delightful advice there is (119:24).
  • There is life to be found in the Word when your life is spent from the world (119:25-28).
  • Challenges entice us to stray from the unwavering standard of Scripture (119:29-32).


  • Refuse to listen to the voice of your critics more than the Word of God.
  • Avoid justifying a free pass to sin when you have a frustrating set of circumstances.
  • Don’t accept weariness as normative when God’s Word is available

Memory Verse

  • I am weary from grief; strengthen me through your word (Psalm 119:28).