2 My soul thirsts for God, You can turn to The LORD at any point, and HE will help you crawl out of the mire of discouragement. – PSALM 42 : 5, 2 … 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Getting out of the Funk. Do You Feel Distant From God. therefore I remember you We see him remembering the days that he went with the multitude to the house of God in joy and praise. ", Next: Psalm 43, On the Harp I Will Praise You, More Devotions on the 42nd Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions, Psalm 42Psalms 1 - 40Psalms 41 - 84Psalms 85 - 118Psalm 119Psalms 120 - 150 Daily Bible Devotions Home, linda@devotional-reflections-from-the-Bible.com. Amen. Required fields are marked *. - PSALM 42 : 5, 2 CORINTHIANS 13 : 4, JEREMIAH 31 : 25. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. day and night, GOD will infuse HIS strength into you moment by moment, giving you all that you need for this day. Then, he responds by saying. To the choirmaster. because of the oppression of the enemy?” My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Comments: 0. 8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, "Where is your God? ", Pray today that no matter what the circumstances, you look to God in faith and say, "I will praise you again; you are my help and my God! As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. “Why have you forgotten me? Daily Devotional In Christ. We see no blame expressed in this Psalm; instead, the Psalmist yearns for God. The song begins with the psalmist in deep despair, crying out for God in the midst of trouble. and at night his song is with me, . Your email address will not be published. Your assignment is to trust GOD absolutely, resting in HIS sovereignty and faithfulness. . and why are you in turmoil within me? Then, he responds by saying, Why are you cast down, O my soul? A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. My soul is cast down within me; all your breakers and your waves Even when his enemies taunt him by asking, "Where is Your God?" Psalm 42 is a prayer trusting that God cares for us in our weakness and forgives our sins. To rely on you on easy and tough days and not on my own strength. A Bible Devotion from Psalm 42 Where is Your God? have gone over me. Trust GOD, by relying on HIS empowering Presence.” para-phrased – “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young, Why are you downcast, O my soul? To the choirmaster. Even if you wrongly choose the first alternative, GOD will not reject you. In Jesus’ name. my salvation and my God. Published On: May 8, 2019. My soul is cast down within me; If there is a God, why does He allow bad things to happen to good people? Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you. Is that what the Psalmist did here in the 42nd Psalm? a multitude keeping festival. from Mount Mizar. ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭42:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ There are times when this world seems truly dark. PSALM 42 (NIV) 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Tags: Psalm. Menu Facebook; Twitter; Email; Instagram; Posted on September 8, 2020 September 8, 2020 by dailydevotional_admin. My way of sharing Daily Devotional posts that I receive in order to help spread God’s Word in the best way I can I also share outside of Facebook via YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and private email. and why are you in turmoil within me? ACCEPT EACH DAY exactly as it comes to you. a prayer to the God of my life. my adversaries taunt me, my salvation[c] 6 and my God. Why do I go mourning from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, at the roar of your waterfalls; 7 Deep calls to deep A Bible Devotion from Psalm 42Where is Your God? When nothing seems to be going right, who do we blame? We see no blame expressed in this Psalm; instead, the Psalmist yearns for God. 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, with glad shouts and songs of praise, Does it seem to you that there are a whole lot more bad days than good days? We see him remembering the days that he went with the multitude to the house of God in joy and praise. Days like that present a choice between two alternatives—giving up or relying on GOD. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, 04984514. If it was indeed King David who wrote Psalm 42, he would have experienced this profound depression while at the same moment being the most prestigious King in Israel. 4 These things I remember, Learn how your comment data is processed. On some days, your circumstances and your physical condition feel out of balance: The demands on you seem far greater than your strength. When shall I come and appear before God? from Mount Mizar. David is said to be a man after God’s own heart. We can cry out to God with longing hope, praying that he will quench our thirst and knowing that he … 10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, Prayer: Lord help me to trust you absolutely with my circumstances and the condition of my body. Your email address will not be published. therefore I remember you Why so disturbed within me? ACCEPT EACH DAY exactly as it comes to you. from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, He pays no attention to those around him who mock and taunt him, but remembers the times of praise and joy in God. Psalms 42 and 43 go together to form a song of lament, and, in the end, of hope. . Daily Devotion – Psalm 42:1 – Feeling Distant From God. It is David’s lineage that God would promise unbroken royal reign, and from which Jesus the Messiah would eventually come. By that, GOD means not only the circumstances of your day but also the condition of your body. Skip to content . for the living God. church in Ashford Kent, churches in Ashford Kent, New Frontiers church, New frontiers church in Ashford Kent, New Frontiers church in Kent, church in Kent, Gateway Church Ashford in Kent, Gateway Church, Ashford Church, Ashford Kent Church, congregation in Ashford Kent, service in Ashford Kent, Christian, Christians in Ashford Kent, Believers. As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. . You've heard the questions before. . the Psalmist still does not complain against God. That’s quite a nickname. and lead them in procession to the house of God My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, "Where is your God? ", I will say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? . how I would go with the throng so pants my soul for you, O God. Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior. I look at the Psalms he wrote and I love how David pours his heart out to the Lord. His enemies mock him asking “Where is your God?” And the psalmist has no answer, since it … 9 I say to God, my rock: Instead of feeling sorry for himself, He looks to God and says, "I will praise Him again; He is my help and my God! Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?" 11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, And why are you disquieted within me? When can I go and meet with God? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, As with a breaking of my bones, my enemies reproach me, While they say to me all day long. Listen to Pete and Fran's talk and be encouraged today: https://soundcloud.com/gateway-church-ashford/the-power-of-the-spoken-word-pete-fran-05-05-19, Gateway Church Ashford | 01233 638866 | office@gatewaychurchashford.co.uk, The Riverside Centre, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4YN, PRIVACY POLICY & COOKIES   |   CONTACT US, © Gateway Church Ashford 2019  |   Registered Charity No. “Where is your God?”. Even when his enemies taunt him by asking, "Where is Your God?" . 2 CORINTHIANS 13 : 4, “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” JEREMIAH 31 : 25. Psalm 42:1-3 and 9-11, NKJV. Sharing God's Word. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Infuse your strength in me moment by moment as you give me all I need for today. “Where is your God?” Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God. as I pour out my soul: 3 My tears have been my food the Psalmist still does not complain against God. ", Why are you cast down, O my soul?