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Unfair

By Sabra Dyas | August 6, 2019 |

Unfair Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.  Psalm 43:1 David is asking God to look at his situation and find resolve. He is mistreated and has a great need for God to rescue him. David knew God could see all, and…

Disturbance and Praise

By Sabra Dyas | August 5, 2019 |

 Disturbance and Praise Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.  Psalm 42:11 The Psalmist returns to how he started this chapter, asking why, my soul, are you so downcast. Why is this particular situation disturbing…

Forgotten

By Sabra Dyas | August 1, 2019 |

Forgotten, Why? I say to God my Rock,  “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?” Psalm 42:9 David resorts to asking the question, why? Why me, Lord, why have you forgotten me? David allowed his despair to drive him towards God instead of away from God. David wasn’t afraid…

What a Contrast

By Sabra Dyas | July 31, 2019 |

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…

Deeply Overwhelmed

By Sabra Dyas | July 30, 2019 |

 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…

Self-Pity No More

By Sabra Dyas | July 29, 2019 |

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…

Where is Your God

By Sabra Dyas | July 25, 2019 |

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…

The Living God

By Sabra Dyas | July 23, 2019 |

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…

Breathless Soul

By Sabra Dyas | July 22, 2019 |

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…

Unity

By Sabra Dyas | July 18, 2019 |

           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…