Archive for July 2019

What a Contrast

W By day the Lord directs his love, at night, his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8 David now turns from the anguish of the soul to the answer. He turns from pity to promise. David transforms from being overwhelmed by the problem, to allowing the solution to rise. He went…

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Deeply Overwhelmed

 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. Psalm 42:7 The Psalmist now describes his heart as overwhelmed as he is experiencing a deep sense of disconnect from any source of strength. His problems and circumstances are weighing heavy on his heart, and this…

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Self-Pity No More

S My soul is downcast within me; therefore, I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar. Psalm 42:6 David’s soul seems at a lost, with no words or actions to fill his heart. He is depleted of courage, but the glimpse of hope we see is that he…

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Where is Your God

W My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long,  “Where is your God?”  Psalm 42:3 David’s sorrow led to his decrease in appetite and an increase of weeping. It is not unusual for a despairing person to lose their physical hunger. David seems to be shut out…

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The Living God

The Living God  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:2 It seems David is in a place that is keeping him from the temple. Unsure where he is, but he is distressed because his place of worship is absent. David knew he needed the living God…

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Breathless Soul

Breathless Soul As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42:1 What a beautiful picture of a soul who knows what they need. David’s soul was tired and weary, and his heart was growing faint because of the oppression of the enemy surrounding him. However, David got glimpses…

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Unity

           Because of my integrity, you uphold me and set me in your presence forever. Psalm 41:12 David lived with God in Unity. David was not without sin, but he lived with the knowledge that God dwelled within him. David found his integrity by walking daily in unity with God. David was completely transparent to…

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No Secret Revenge

No Secret Revenge But may you have mercy on me, Lord; raise me up, that I may repay them. Psalm 41:10 David called out for God’s mercy to lift him out of the place of distress he was in. Under David’s rule as king, he could have punished and sought revenge for his enemies, but as we see in…

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Betrayal

Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread,     has turned against me. Psalm 41:9 David knows firsthand what it is like to have a close friend turn on him. He has experienced the pain of betrayal and trust. David opened his heart to this close friend and allowed him in. They…

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The Enemy’s Whisper

 The Enemy’s Whisper “A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies.” Psalm 41:8 The enemy’s lie insisted David’s health would keep him down, unable to rise again to power.  This lie was intended to create doubt amid his rule. The enemy lived in competition with David and…

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