Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV)
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
5/11 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.
“As the psalm proceeds we see that the phrase ‘I will yet praise him’ (verses 5 and 11) is not a mere prediction of change but an active exercise. When we are discouraged, we listen to the fearful speculations of our hearts. ‘What if this happens?’ ‘Maybe it’s because of that!’ Here instead we see the psalmist not merely listening to his troubled heart but addressing it, taking his soul in hand, saying, ‘Remember this, O soul!’ He reminds his heart of the loving things God has done (verse 6–8).” [Timothy Keller, The Songs of Jesus]
We too can say, “Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” because we really do have that hope that God can and will change all things.
Prayer: Father, teach me to put my hope in you and praise you amid what I may be going through and how I feel about it all. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship in singing the song “Mighty God (Another Hallelujah)” written by Elevation, played by AMC Music Team. (Click Here)