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Psalm 42


In Psalms 42, the psalmist paints a vivid picture of spiritual thirst, comparing it to a deer panting for water. Amid feelings of abandonment and sorrow, he questions where God is during these trying times. He reminisces about better days of worship and fellowship but also grapples with a soul disturbed within him. Despite the despair, the psalmist finds a glimmer of hope, reminding himself to place his trust in God. This psalm is a poignant expression of the tension between human suffering and divine faithfulness, offering a voice to those in spiritual deserts yet pointing them toward hope.

Psalms 42

1  (To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.) As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
🔑 Devotion

2  My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

3  My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

4  When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

5  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

6  O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

7  Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

8  Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

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9  I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

10  As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

11  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

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End of Psalms 42

1 Year Plan:  Apr 12 - Jdg 5, Jdg 6,  Ps 42, Ps 43

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