Thirsting for God: The dissatisfaction of life is really thirst for God.
Passage: Psalm 42
We will all at some point experience deep dissatisfaction in life, like we’ve been forgotten by God. We will all at some point or another feel like we’ve lost God.
When facing the suffering of his death, Jesus echoed the language of this Psalm when he said “my soul is very sorrowful even unto death” Matthew 26:38. See Mays—P. 176
Don’t we believe that God is sovereign over our troubles? He sanctions and then limits every trial. This is why the Psalmist can say with confidence—“Therefore hope in God. for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”
More in Summer in the Psalms
August 25, 2019The Priestly-King: The ultimate priest and king is only brought to life in the ministry of Christ.
August 18, 2019The Gospel according to David: God has had a reputation for compassion and mercy. For forgiveness and love. The N.T. didn’t give us that, rather, the N.T. BUILDS on that. Psalm 103 is Psalm of praise which focuses God’s steadfast love.
August 4, 2019Deliver Me, O God: A Cry for Help