Late in David's reign Absalom took over the kingdom temporarily and David was driven into exile outside Jerusalem. It is a teaching psalm designed for that very purpose. How common that is. Judging by the repeated refrain, it is intended to teach us how to handle our blue moods, the times when we get up in the morning and say, "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? I knew he should be there, so I knocked again, but still no answer. (Psalms 42:5 RSV). As a hart longs for flowing streams,   so longs my soul for thee, O God. (1) By unsteadiness in their walk. Psalm 42, like almost every other psalm of lament, gives voice to pain ~ and then it turns toward hope: “Hope in God; for I shall again praise God, my help and my God.” One of the remarkable things about most of the psalms of lament is that they do … As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. He was left with a boy about five years of age. But his trial is not over. When can I go and meet with God? If we live by Him we should surely live for Him. Whenever he is discouraged he has learned to look back to the time when God dealt with him in this remarkable way. Down But Not Out. Use mind as well as feelings. These inscriptions are part of the inspired record; they belong with the psalm and indicate something vital about it. So the Psalmist closes again with the refrain that catches up the whole meaning of this song, Why are you cast down, O my soul,   and why are you disquieted within me? Scripture: Psalm 42. Sabbaths at Home: or, a help to their right improvement; founded on the Forty-second and Forty-third Psalms. 4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng. That is what David is experiencing here. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. (4) When in any manner of way they live to the dishonour of God (Romans 2:3-6). Just as you were going down the hall I was reading this slip with your name on it which says you have forty dollars to your credit." There comes a time in all of our lives when we discover for ourselves that the ultimate refuge of any believer is in the word of God, what God has said. (Vers. The grief is exacerbated by the taunts of “Where is your God?” which, in the psalm comes from external sources, but in our lives is a question that may well have passed from our own lips. I have now come to a difficult time. What a revelation that is. Psalm 42 – Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint. Now we come to the second book of The Psalms which begins with Psalm 42. STILL, THE CHILDLIKE HEART MUST CRY OUT, "GOD!" "Why have you abandoned me? If your God is really the God you say he is, then let him take care of you. He seized on the Master "when he was an hungred." The saint may be "perplexed, yet not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed" Here is a fine group of words for a man to take upon his lips: "Jehovah;" "loving-kindness in the daytime;" "in the night, a song;" "the God of my life." I was upset, and did not know whether I wanted to continue in the ministry; it seemed so senseless and useless. I am afraid most Christians simply succumb to them. IT IS A VERY GRIEVOUS THING THAT THEY WHO EAT OF THE LORD'S SACRAMENTAL BREAD SHOULD LIFT UP THEIR HEEL AGAINST HIM. By THOMAS HORTON, D.D. ◄ Psalm 42:1 ► As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs after You, O God. For a few weeks there was a real change in this young man's life. In the awakened soul, when the first throbbings of the renewed life are felt, the desire after God becomes intelligent, clear, and strong; the soul craves its God, in whom alone it can find light, pardon, friendship, power, to the full extent of its longings. Twice a day the waters rise in tides across the earth, because of the moon calling to the ocean. I remember such a time in my early ministry. In Psalm 42 it is "thirsting for God," but in some of the other passages "hungering". David in a cave. But they thus lift up their heel when —(1) They do not serve Him by whom they are maintained. Have you ever felt like this, that God has abandoned you? His mother did not say a word. ", His mother wrote back, "Son, when you left this house to go to a Protestant Bible college, I told you that you were never to come back again. In this way the Psalmist is reminded that God also calls to man. 5, 11.) IV. Even so, when all that is possible is for the heart to yearn out, "O my God!" It was very thrilling. The experience which this psalm reflects was unquestionably David's, but it was put to music by the Korah Family Singers, and dedicated to the Chief Musician, or the Royal Choirmaster. 3, 10.) The rest of that day I was shaken, unnerved, and did not know what to do. That incident has been a source of strength to Ed Murphy through the years. The eclipse will soon be over. VI. (Psalms 42:11 RSV). Before he took his final exam, it was required that he pay this money. By no means. Page 1 of 2. Very often the taunt of the unbeliever is equivalent to this, when we are pointed to the weaknesses and distresses of the Church, and asked - How can your Christianity be Divine, if this is allowed? 1675. The Sons of Korah were a family of singers in Israel who passed along their musical office from generation to generation, and were noted as an outstanding family of musicians. WORKS WRITTEN ABOUT THE FORTY-SECOND PSALM IN SPURGEON'S DAY. Yet the LORD will command his loving-kindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life ( Psalm 42:6-8). Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. Faith Outside the Box-- 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a, Galatians 3:23-29, Luke 8:26-39, Psalm 42, Psalm 43-- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed-- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C-- 2019. 1. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Note: Even so, it is far better to have the heart to go and not he able, than to be able to go and not have the heart for it. It tells of God calling Israel out of Egypt, redeeming them by the blood of the Passover lamb. Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? 18:16-46) God had shown himself to Elijah and the people of Israel in great power and Elijah had been vindicated. These are the mornings that are in view here. 1675. The whole purpose of this psalm is to help us learn how to handle these times in our own lives. 8 By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. He once wrote to a friend. There is no mention of this in the psalm, but it clearly reflects a time of depression and frustration. Dec 5, 2018 Posted in Small Catechism / 1st Commandment / Confession / Athanasian Creed / Apostles' Creed / Apology of the Augsburg Confession / Advent / 2018 / ^Psalms / ^Daniel / Audio Sermons / Psalm Sermons / Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Prayer Service / Prayer. I've taken refuge in you, God, and yet you do nothing, absolutely nothing. (1 Ki. Sometimes the idea would find its way into one of his sermons. 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. Now, the causes of such evil conduct are —(1) The corruption of man's nature, which tends to make an ill use of everything. 4. He knows God has met his need in the past and he expects him to meet it again. 2. It tells of God calling Israel out of Egypt, redeeming them by the blood of the Passover lamb. Psalm 42 essentially a lament, with Psalm 43 forming the Psalmist’s prayer in response to the lament. There are at least three reasons why we can assume psalms 42 and 43 were originally joined together. But Ed felt led of God, and so he went to Bible School. He was in his twenties, and his wife had just divorced him. You know how the sun and the rain call to the deeps in a seed, causing it to stir with life and to spring up and grow. Maskil is the Hebrew word for teaching. (Psalms 42:3 RSV), That is, "I cannot sleep or eat because of my sorrow, my longing for God. Usually it does. There I found him lying in a spreading pool of blood, dead by his own hand. It lays the foundations of life, and that is also what we have in the first book of Psalms. And however broken the prayer may be, it is real, it is intense, it is wrung out of the necessities of a living soul. (6) By neglecting opportunities of communion with God, as Sabbaths and public ordinances. 1. So he packed his bags, called his mother, and told her he would meet her to go home with her. Everything is dated from these unhappy circumstances. It was a shock, a most terrible shock. Help us, Lord, to lay hold of it and use it in our life, knowing this was written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the age have come. (Psalms 43:3-4 RSV). 1) He cannot go now, but he gets strength from remembering. He was fourteen years old before he even saw a Protestant, and when he saw his first one he expected to see horns sprouting from his head, and a tail waving around behind. Now he understands that what God is doing is driving him step by step to the ultimate refuge of any believer in any time of testing: the word of God. 42:9. On that occasion he could hear the waterfalls of that mountainous region, the thundering cataracts. In the heathen world. We know not who these were that could be so intensely cruel to the psalmist when they witnessed his woe. As I have pointed out from time to time, tradition tells us that a certain Dutchman who was carrying the manuscript of the New Testament to the printers on horseback is the one who is responsible for the chapter divisions in our King James New Testament. (Vers. By THOMAS HORTON, D.D. Protection. 11 Why are you downcast, O my soul? But, for some reason, that help is delayed and this is hard for him to bear. Psalm Sermons. We all know something of this problem. I'll pay you back this summer. EXHORDIUM In this Psalm, we see a godly man with a tormented soul. Note —. Why so disturbed within me? He whose face is as yet concealed will soon be revealed. 1, 2.) And even if the strength is so feeble that the tongue cannot cry, "Father I" yet the heart will We were once visiting a dear friend in sickness. He longs to come into a relationship of freshness and revitalizing fellowship that will mean his soul thirst will be quenched. Folio. Here is one of The King David Blues. 1. (2) When their lusts are fed and fattened by God's good benefits bestowed on them, so that instead of being led to repentance thereby, they are led farther away from God ("Jeshurun" and Ezekiel 16:49, 50). Some scholars feel that the occasion which is reflected in this psalm was when David was excluded from the temple at the time of Absalom's rebellion. IT IS A GRIEVOUS THING THAT THEY WHO EAT OF THE LORD'S COMMON DREAD SHOULD LIFT UP THEIR HEEL AGAINST HIM. The college population that day was like 5 people, the senior citizen population was plentiful. It was a great time of testing for Ed. What he is crying out for is an understanding of the word as he reads it; light, breaking out of these marvelous promises, to encourage and strengthen his heart. (Vers. THE ENEMY OFTEN TAKES ADVANTAGE OF OUR TIMES OF SPECIAL WEAKNESS. Writing on the Wall - Psalm 82 Sermon, December Prayer Service. He says, My soul is cast down within me,   therefore I remember thee from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,   from Mount Mizar. (5) By secret dalliance with some bosom idol, to the slighting of Christ. It is the greatest test of faith, when the God to whom you cry apparently does nothing. There are vast distances that call to the deeps in wild birds, causing them to wing their way across trackless wastes to lay their eggs; there are voices that call to certain fish, sending them across the seas to spawn. Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? He is obviously hoping that this will relieve his fears now, but it does not. He does something about it. Put your hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the salvation of His presence. God has supplied, and given me not only the sixty dollars but forty dollars in addition." But let the cause be what it may, it is agony to the saint when he can neither see, nor feel, nor find his God (see Job 23:3-10; also Psalm 21:1, and our notes thereon). This corresponds with the book of Exodus, the story of redemption. Psalm 42 Sermon Notes Psalm 42 . A maskil of the Sons of Korah. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When he drew near to the close of the first year he had a job lined up for the summer to meet his expenses, but he was lacking sixty dollars to pay the final bills for the current semester. He had been raised in a Roman Catholic family in the New England area. I was experiencing a combination of the emotions of fear, anger, sorrow, and grief. Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him,   my help and my God. But David does not accept that blue mood, that depression of spirit, as inevitable. These five books of The Psalms correspond to the five opening books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. (Psalms 42:5, 42:11, 43:5), If you refer to the inscription with which this psalm opens, you will find that it is addressed to the Choirmaster, and is called a Maskil of the Sons of Korah. Lynchburg, Virginia. And though changes of circumstance and the advance of the Divine dispensations have altered to some extent the relations between temple worship and home life, yet even now it is a sore privation to be debarred from the fellowship of saints, especially when other causes of depression are active at the same time; for in such a case the saints are shut out from the public service when they are most dependent on its helpful aid. Far better to hear a man who prays as if he had something to pray for, than one who prays as if he must pray for something. And we learned they’d officially hired a … Is the Christian life all about peace and happiness and joy? (1) It is monstrous ingratitude. If all these words are true, take heart. 1, 6, 9.) Denomination: Foursquare He said, "Yes, I can. I had just begun my work at Peninsula Bible Church when there came to me a young man who was having severe marital problems. As the life of faith; the acknowledging of God in all our ways; self-examination; mourning for our own sins, and the sins of the land; commending Christ and religion to others who are strangers to Him. It is fittingly introduced by the first psalm which sets forth for us the only two ways of life: the godly versus the ungodly. He is recalling, here, the past. I prayed, but it did not seem to relieve me. And so, though it seems like I am being overwhelmed, the billows of grief and sorrow, and trouble are just overflowing me, yet the Lord will command His loving-kindness in the daytime and in the night His song shall be with me. I only know I owe the sixty dollars." Since we all have troubles, this is a very appropriate psalm for anyone, at any stage of life. Why so disturbed within me? I believe that psalm 42 and psalm 43 were originally one psalm containing the same theme. It is most fittingly introduced by the forty-second Psalm, which is an expression of the confidence of man in God in a time of trouble. As the deer running through the woods longs for water, so his soul is thirsting after God. All rights reserved. The late Mrs. Porter, widow of a missionary at Madras, assured the writer that her husband and herself often came across instances of this sort, and said, "Oh, if Christian people did but know how men long after God, they surely would hasten to send them the news of his love!" Then all is not lost. Will any be so foolish as to mistake the absence of desire for food for the satisfaction and sustenance of his nature? She said, "I am so weak, I cannot think, I cannot pray, I cannot enjoy God at all." They just go along making everybody around them miserable because they are passing through times of depression. But such numbness of feeling is not to be confounded with satisfaction. When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. His mother was particularly opposed to it, and told him that if he went he was never to come home again. I counseled with him and we prayed together. The godly life is the secret of happiness, while the ungodly life tries to look happy, but, inside, is hollow and empty. But there will also be times when God apparently does nothing. Psalms 42 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references I found her waiting for me, two tears standing in her eyes and with the utmost reproach in her voice she said, "Daddy, you forgot me!" Those times of delay are the times that threaten and test our faith. We thank you in Jesus' name, Amen. The sons of Korah penned this psalm and few of the other psalms found in Book 2. Why go I mourning   because of the oppression of the enemy?" FOR THE WHOLE OF THIS MOANING CRY IS ONE CONTINUOUS PRAYER. I wish you wouldn't think I'm such a saint. That is the feeling expressed here, and what a terrible feeling it is. I wanted nothing to do with you as long as you continued in the Protestant faith. I went up to the house and knocked but there was no answer. Folio. FROM A RIFT IN THE BLACK CLOUD THERE IS A GLEAM OF SUNSHINE. "I remember that week! Scripture: Psalm 42. This yearning after God shows itself in what is best in the several religions of the world. It is an excellent way to dispel the blues. He has reached the place in his experience where he knows only God can meet his need. They are almost that haphazard. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. He has reached a second stage and he tries another tactic. One Sunday morning he called me up just before church and asked me over the phone for help and prayer. But, for all that, he is a shrivelling, starving man. (2) It has dismal effects, provoking God to take away His bread from men. The love and joy of God call out from him a prayer to the God of his life. But when they come, we need to do something about them. By day the Lord commands his steadfast love;   and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Why so disturbed within me? That is also true for the books of The Psalms. I don't know anything about that. There is a world of difference between the light being kept out because the eye is closed, and its being hidden behind a dense black cloud. Ed said, "Sixty dollars." Of course, as soon as we reached home we missed her, and I came right back. This usually steadies him strengthens him and helps him. We are going to study this psalm in connection with psalm 43. 4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. ", These things I remember,   as I pour out my soul: how I went with the throng,   and led them in procession to the house of God, with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving,   a multitude keeping festival. But two weeks later she wrote to him, "Ed, I want to know this kind of a God." 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Elijah had a tremendous victory over the priests of Baal on Mount Carmel. That is what this Psalmist is saying. This corresponds with the book of Exodus, the story of redemption. By day the Lord commands his steadfast love;   and at night his song is within me, a prayer to the God of my life. 9.) At the time when this psalm was penned, its writer was unable to attend the house of God. But he wants God, for all that! But I can usually trace these miserable seasons to some personal cause, and the first thing to do is to attend to that cause and get it into the sunshine again. Oh send out thy light and thy truth;   let them lead me, let them bring me to thy holy hill   and to thy dwelling! hope in God; for I shall again praise him,   my help and my God. Such are the mazes of the soul. In the midst of death, disaster, pain, misery, despair, where are you, God? Faith can only reply, Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. I'll be at this address, and if you want to come home with me, come there, and I'll know that you've dropped all this foolishness.". So in spiritual things, a man may trifle with the yearnings of the Spirit, till the yearning ceases. (Psalms 42:6-8 RSV). Psalms 4, 42, 51, 63. He said, "No, mother, I haven't." He cries out, For thou art the God in whom I take refuge;   why hast thou cast me off? Why go I mourning   because of the oppression of the enemy? That was the week when the boss came to work with a hangover. A few weeks ago on a Sunday morning after the service I left for home. I have thought since of that marvelous phrase in Psalm 107, "He sent his word, and healed them," (Psalms 107:20a RSV). Ed said, "There must be some mistake. Even though he does not feel anything, they are there; these silent deeps in God calling out to the deeps in man. Why have you cast me off? John Piper Jun 1, 2008 3.5K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. It is in the depths, through billow after billow rolling over it, and yet at the very moment indulges in blessed memories and hopeful faith. These five books of Moses spell out the pattern of God's working with men. It cannot see God, cannot feel him, yet knows he is there. My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 3. Here is a division which is not warranted, and we must handle Psalms 42 and 43 as one. What a word of triumph! It is cast down, and yet chides itself for being cast down. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! This is the common, usual experience of most Christians. Today's sermon is about finding our hope when we're at the end of our rope, and how vital hope is, and what we can do to regain our hope as seen in what King David wrote in Psalm 62. "No; I think I loved her more, if anything." He is chased by King Saul.--Several times David saved Saul's life; now hunted by King Saul, seeking to take David's life.--Married Saul's daughter! General Consideration. Through a remarkable experience, where God put him in a lonely lumber camp with a Christian boy, he came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. (Vers. Why have you rejected me? You seem to imagine that I have no ups-and-downs but just a level and lofty stretch of spiritual attainment with unbroken joy and equanimity. (3) By carnality and worldliness in the ordinary frame of their hearts. ONLY THE LIVING GOD CAN SATISFY THE CRAVINGS OF HUMAN SPIRITS. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 42 Sermons. If so, then what do we make of a cast down soul that is calling upon God? The book of Genesis is the book of foundations. I feel utterly forsaken.". My little seven year old daughter, Laurie, was in children's church, and I thought she was with her mother. He tried every way he knew to raise the money, but he couldn't. It is the truth of God coupled with the light. John Piper Apr 21, 2007 0 Shares Sermon. Sign In. Some, indeed, may have suppressed the craving till it ceases to be felt. He gained firm hold on God. There are four lines of illustration along which this thought may be worked out. "The Lord will command his loving-kindness," etc. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, … a) Tears for food. What? Spiritual Depression in the Psalms. It is the story, in other words, of the work of God on behalf of man. Subject to permissions policy, all rights reserved. There are other mornings when we only manage to pry open our eyelids, sit dejectedly on the side of the bed and say, "Good God, it's morning.". (Psalms 43:2 RSV), This time his question reveals he has reached the place of despair. Also, we need only to read Psalm 43 to see that it belongs with Psalm 42. 3 Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. He is still despondent. When the service ended I did go over to see him. M My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Lest you think that some of the great saints have never had this kind of trouble, let me share with you a quotation from an outstanding theologian and preacher of the l9th century, Dr. John Henry Jowett. "I will remember," he says, "the times when God caused my heart to exult with joy, and shut the mouth of all my taunting enemies by answering in such a way that everyone could see that it was God's hand at work.". We learn why he so thirsts in the question he asks at the close of Verse 2, "When shall I come and behold the face of God?". Several of the Psalms come from them. IV. Remember that what God has said about you and therefore what is true about you, does not change. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. I. This may arise from bodily weakness, from overwhelming sorrows, or from mental and spiritual gloom. "Was she not too ill to speak to you? It is a strong expression of determination. Finally, in desperation, he wrote his mother saying, "Mother, I know you don't like what I'm doing, but I feel led of God to do it. At the moment we are writing, an Italian, named Succi, is making the experiment of going without food for forty days, having made similar attempts before, though for a shorter period. 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?". RayStedman.org/permissions. A. 2 You are God my stronghold. I talked with others, tried to keep busy, but nothing worked. I told him that as soon as the church service was over I would come to see him. Spiritually he was on cloud nine. Why are you cast down, O my soul,   and why are you disquieted within me? Our God never did, never will, never can, desert the soul that leans on him. (To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.) Finally I tried the door, saw it was open, and went in. That is what the New Testament means when it says, "Having done all, stand," Ephesians 6;13). "That was the day the garage caught on fire." It was probably on this occasion that he wrote this psalm. And in more private ways: 2. Psalm 42 1 Psalm 42 For the director of music. In those days, "the Lord loved the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob;" and on many grounds the worship in the courts of Zion played a very large part in the spiritual delights of the saints. the loving relations between God and the saint are not for a moment disturbed. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of Psalms taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. A Practical Exposition of the Forty-second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. 9 I say to God my Rock, "Why have you forgotten me? 2, 4.) 1. But this time it does not work for the Psalmist. The book of Psalms falls into five different divisions, five books. (Psalms 42:8 RSV). In the worldly, even in Christian lands. Psalm 41 Psalm 42 Psalm 43. I am often perfectly wretched, and everything appears most murky. We are never in a surer or safer position than when, deep in sorrow and care, deserted by friends, slighted by neighbours, taunted by foes, we, in loneliness of spirit, look up to God, and to God alone. The lyrics are based off of Psalm 42:1, “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” It is a beautiful song which highlights the truth that the Lord is the ultimate desire of the human heart. 5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? 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 42:5 ► Why are you downcast, O my soul? I do not to this day know what we read, but I remember that every word came like balm, like healing salve, to my heart. II. Jun 1, 2008. One of the amazing things about nature is the silent voices that call to one another across vast spaces. These two Psalms are actually one Psalm which can be outlined as follows: (Psalms 42:4 RSV). (Psalms 42:9-10 RSV), He is still deeply troubled. And then we get this curious incident in 1 Kings 19. The Psalmist cries out now in desperation, Vindicate me, O God,   and defend my cause against an ungodly people; from deceitful and unjust men   deliver me! You told me at that time that your God would take care of you, but now that you come to a time of trouble you run back to me. You've helped me in other matters in the past, and I just wondered if, perhaps, you might relent and help me again. This Psalm is intended to teach something to us. The two usual means for dispelling depression have not helped him this time. I tried every way to find help. Deep calls to deep   at the thunder of thy cataracts; all thy waves and thy billows   have gone over me. (8) By wearying of converse with God. And such a prayer, with all its ruggedness and brokenness, is infinitely better than one of those orderly, cold, lukewarm petitions which come from no suffering, and cry for no relief. I am sure you have found it is hard for you to bear. There is no doubt in his heart but that there is help for him in God. Her mother thought she was with me, so we went home and left her. Actually the Hebrew is even stronger, "As with murder in my bones, my adversaries taunt me continually, saying, 'Where is your God?'" Two weeks ago I was in Tyler, Texas. The answer to each blue mood is, "Hope thou in God;" i.e., wait for God. There are many Corneliuses longing for the Peters to come and tell them about God. Think back to what God has done for you in the past. He is working out his purposes and if you hang on you will yet praise him. C. I. Our Father, how grateful we are for this remarkable psalm and its help to our hearts in times of depression. Apart from … A Practical Exposition of the Forty- second Psalm, in ten Sermons, in Choice and Practical Expositions on four select Psalms. His remembering of the past has not worked. 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