Saturday, August 27, 2011

Psalm 42

Read Psalm 42.
The Psalms are a repository of emotions – happiness and joy, mourning and sadness.  Anger and despair.  All of it is in Psalms.  This Psalm is a lament, and when you read it, you can feel the longing of the psalmist for God in the loneliness of his life.
I think it reminds us of some things we need to remember:
  1. It speaks of water – reminding us of living water, and its source.  Life and grace come from God – and we long for it.
  2. It reminds us that whatever our circumstances, we can come to God, bringing our lives as a living sacrifice.  We can bring our praise, and we can bring our tears.  God wants them all.
  3. Grace pulls us – we yearn because God has created the yearning for him within us.



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