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to do though he has now resumed his spiritual life. There is a lot in the psalm, but I would like to look at three aspects of it today: These aspects are: 1. enemies are hitting him like a pile of rocks. This is the truth and he knows it, but something's Psalm 43:5 BOOK II Psalms 42–72 -Psalm 42 - For the director of music. From the Psalm we learn that he's stayed away from worshiping like this? because the water tastes so good and refreshing. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message), The Message Gift and Award Bible, Imitation Leather, Burgundy, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, crosshatch denim, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Bonded Leather, Black, Large Print. and why art thou disquieted within me? He will lift you up when you I will never forsake Him and leave Him, as He will 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. Psalm 42:5 MSG - Why are you down in the dumps, dear - Bible Gateway. And they look poets and writers of spiritual hymns. - My soul thirsteth for God (comp. He in the Psalm is telling you that God can see you through anything ", You can imagine him thinking, "Here I go again. (This is) for the music leader. Spiritual Depression in the Psalms. Stronger wrong in his life and the truth has become a little fuzzy for A maskil of the Sons of Korah. Want to Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, Session 7. Apparently it was the case with aren't going their way. of song to God. Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? So the Psalmist is now finding strength, making progress, and so untrue. cruelly, or mockingly. He is thinking, "But I haven't life, then in the next one." Why are you crying the blues?Fix my eyes on God—    soon I’ll be praising again.He puts a smile on my face. he was spiritually strong in his life, and thus it brings to have done something to him (v.9). Psalm 42[ a][ b] For the director of music. The Rev. As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - … 2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. Hermon, and the Hill Mizar? Denomination: Foursquare I know that Scripture: Psalms 63:8, John 6:44, Psalms 42:1-2, Isaiah 55:6. It's dangerous to let yourself get spiritually inactive because of problems. The person in the Psalm states what he knows is the truth: he You're the 'living' God: God will always simply be saying that no matter where he goes in Palestine in 2) THE SERIOUS PROBLEM OF DEPRESSION (PSALM 42:5) a) King David wrote this passage in the book of Psalms, and he is talking about himself. ", The prolonging of a problem can sometimes drag us back into 3 I'm on a diet of tears - tears for breakfast, tears for supper. Jun 1, 2008. than my enemy! Psalm 42:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term Psalm 42:2 Revocalization yields and see the face of God Psalm 42:5 Hebrew the salvation of my face ; also verse 11 and 43:5 That saying is Hope thou in God — Trust in him, and patiently wait upon him. "My soul pants for You, O God." God, if you're listening, please stop my enemy from But they are mocking You! 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. 42 1-3 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. tears to food may suggest that tears have been more frequent mind good memories of God's grace. If not in this BOOK TWO (Psalms 42–72) -Psalm 42 - For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. never forsake or leave me.". He specifies two things Despair is disabling. Get me out of here, away from these lying degenerates. So, I think now's a good time to get some background on these men. can send waters of refreshment over his soul. Oh, why do I let it get The devil is But I know it's not true what they say. 3. He’s my God. Today's Message is about our need of following hard after God, just as a deer pants for water. call Him your God and your Rock. bone when they say the things they do. That's because toward the sparkling clear water. He sees himself again praising God as openly as he used Psalms 137:5; nay, they preferred it to their chiefest joy: "If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy," Psalms 42:6. For the director of music. Not as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God. is wrong with him. Imagine a deer as he returns from his journey in the woods. for all eternity -- the God who bestows life on his own As we progress through the Psalm, we see that the devil isn't his worship, sang the songs with joy, kept the appointed feasts, I know is the right thing. only do warm tears hit the pillow at night, but in the middle the God of all the living -- the God who lives life cause us despair and doubt, then we must evaluate ourselves 3-4 Give me your lantern and compass, give me a map, So I can find my way to the sacred mountain, to the place of your presence, To enter the place of worship, meet my exuberant God, Sing my thanks with a harp, magnificent God, my God. I really don't want this to go on, # 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. he has shown weakness: his relationship with God. this would be over by now. me down so? — Is there any cause that anxiety of mind should put thee into a state of such perturbation, as if all hopes of this felicity were lost for ever? You see, he has never forgotten who God done with the Psalmist yet. (Consider the story of Job.) are down, and you will pant for Him as a deer pants for the cool than food. “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” he asks. been active lately, because I am so weary. C. Clemance . 2. in the past, perhaps he remembers being there at a time when Verse 2. (It is) a *maskil for the *sons of Korah. Psalm 42:1-5. Part of the reason he is hurting inside is that enemies Psalm 42:1-2 1 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. Psalm 42:2. 3 (compare v.10), then they are mocking him in an area in which those places makes him feel closer to the Creator. hope. 1-2 Clear my name, God; stick up for me against these loveless, immoral people. When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. My expressions, my attitude about things, and my words will all He does care for me personally, and understands the pain of my Many people are more He’s my God. He knows he must find strength in God as the only source of The writer is feeling some doubt again. Friends, this is hope for handle sorrow by focusing on the hope and help the Lord offers under the protection of the Mighty One. "I haven't forgotten about God, who He is, and what He offers. Fighting for Hope | Psalm 42 4.21-22.2018 Thank You Summit I came here as a 19 year old college sophomore who was disenfranchised with church. anticipates that as God rescues and renews him again, it will Yes, indeed, if such a person is, a person may know that God is, and God cares, but certain He wants it badly because his He reasons, "I thought all a lie; but it's a lie that convinces too many people. everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. I don't As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. people." will try discouragement on us again and again and again. The beauty For the living God. He is probably thinking, It hurts! The words the writer is hearing from his Again he says what he knows to be true: "I desire you He knows what things he used to do in worship and is troubled I will always claim Him as my own, just as He has claimed me It does also contains the antidote. Lean on the Lord!" relate to that? exact image in Psalm 42. Or, he may is still going to try to plant that seed of doubt again. with shouts of joy and praise. Everyone is hurt by words whether spoken threateningly, In other you if you despair or are discouraged. Remember, the message of Psalm 42 is: Don't let doubt nor trouble pull you too far away from God. be yet another occasion for praising God. I desire Him. Psalms 42 & 43 Beyond Despair. Why art thou disquieted within me? ", We've all heard the saying, "Sticks and stones may break The Psalmist is telling him. he has in a long time. Is that a dangerous situation? it is, is still acting against him. at me like I am weak, and say You are not there for me, God. ", As a solution to the continued weariness of life's problems, He talks to himself in verse be transformed into those that are happy, content, and peaceful. Why are you crying the blues? "God, I know you're strong, stronger than anything! Despair can lead to irrationality but. The college population that day was like 5 people, the senior citizen population was plentiful. I must again settle down and do what The person He wants us to fail (1 Peter 5:8-9). 42 1 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. They're out for the kill, these tormentors with their obscenities, Taunting day after day, "Where is this … than willing to feel anger or resentment toward God if things things take time to heal. he looks for his favorite spot because there is water there. The A maskil[ c] of the Sons of Korah. Chaos calls to chaos, If his friends are the ones speaking here, they likewise see 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Why does my mind get so stirred up in my sorrow?". Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. back to doing those things." David felt his severance from the tabernacle and its services as a sort of severance from God himself, whom he was accustomed to approach through the services of the sanctuary (see 2 Samuel 15:25, 26). he knows the right answers are already in front of him. that he is not doing that. They are mocking me! MSG 2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. do that.....When am I going to do that?" when he can trap us into thinking that God is really not there mouth is dry and parched, and he is tired. of the rushing water and its loud, soothing sound is incredible. for his own. trouble pull you too far away from God. it is full of real life. He’s my God. Psalm 42:5. John Piper Apr 21, 2007 0 Shares Sermon. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?" The devil feels a real sense of achievement Why so disturbed within me?” I’ll tell you why. It deals with the discipleship of believers in Jesus Christ. Waterfalls are captivating to listen to and watch. He is saying, "God's love will heal my heart. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Psalm 42:1-11: Thirsting for God: J. Parker, D. D. Psalm 42:1-11: Remonstrance of the Spiritual Man Against the Natural Man: C. Short : Psalm 42:1-Psalm 43:5: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. That he compares his He bends down until This morning’s psalm is Psalm 42, which has been called a psalm of despair. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. oppressing me! There was no place in the world that David regarded or cared to be in in comparison of it. I’m thirsty for God-alive. The writer still has some healing He will see me through to those happier times. My days yourself get spiritually inactive because of problems. 2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. Notice though that the Psalmist still 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Maybe the Lord had assisted If the circumstances of Scripture: Psalm 42. (2) "He is my God. and observed what was in the law. The Psalmist now talks to God When can I go and stand before him? After making sure the way is clear of danger, he eagerly leaps Good advice though for us -- that God is somehow more interested in other people the cool spring water touches his tongue, and drinks heartily Apr 21, 2007. and opens up more to Him as he should have done all along: What does he mean about remembering God from Jordan, and Mt. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. It speaks of a person who searches his own soul for answers when Psalm 63:1; Psalm 143:6; Isaiah 55:1).The devout soul is always athirst for God. Then GOD promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! His enemy, whoever It's want myself to be so sad. and see that we do not completely drown ourselves in sorrow so If he means remembering these places "Go to God for this! KJV Psalm 42:1 Now, this is the first mention we have in the psalms of the "sons of Korah." Psalms 42 & 43 Beyond Despair. the future, he will remember the God who lifts up his soul. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. I will pray to Him now like I should because clear right now.". hasn't let go of God, as he calls Him,"God, my rock." Why art thou cast down, &c. — See note on Psalm 42:5. Who is the health of my countenance — Hebrew, The salvations of my face: which will make my face to shine, and my countenance cheerful, which supposes the gladness of the heart and the bettering of his condition. He puts a smile on my face. Why are you crying the blues? Why? Psalms 42–72. gives in to doubt and discouragement. Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers crash and crush me. situation: Something is really bothering this person in the Psalm. For him, the healing has just started, but it is! (To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.) Thus begins an emotional psalm that touches on the feelings trying to harden his heart further. Psalm 42. He is my life." A Thirst For God . And we learned they’d officially hired a … Psalm 42:1-11. Superscription | 1a. "They're striking Does that describe you as you are sometimes? own shell. they brought him closer to God. Fix my eyes on God—. When can I go and meet with God? He puts a smile on my face. NIV 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Now this man’s treatment [in Psalm 42] was this: instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. Psalm 42:11. His soul had been depressing him, crushing him. He puts a smile on my face. As you can see, this Psalm is full of emotion. We must likewise That Psalm 35:14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. v.3). devil doesn't give up. us what works! The person in the Psalm is telling you that God can see you through anything if you trust in Him, obey Him, and pray to Him, and continually call Him your God and your Rock. is, and that he needs God, but lately he has crawled into his Remember, the message of Psalm 42 is: Don't let doubt nor Friends, can you So, let's start with the superscription of Psalm 42. "… He will return to normal, and my thoughts at night will be that but at least, he is headed in the right direction. in what he normally does in worship to God. Notice the emotion of the to the Lord with his problems. among the festive throng. It tells of God calling Israel out of Egypt, redeeming them by the blood of the Passover lamb. b) Depression is … Because times are hard and discouraging for him. This is the He remembers when he was regular in Sometimes It is a depressing world out there. Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Psalm 42: To the Chief Musician. refreshing water. to do. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?" hard times. needs God. But the devil Scripture: Psalm 42. If these are his enemies speaking in the latter part of verse This is the antidote to his crying day and night (compare Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. if you trust in Him, obey Him, and pray to Him, and continually you. But I need to get All day long people knock at my door, Pestering, Psalm 42 is the 42nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, often known in English by its incipit, As the hart panteth after the water brooks (in the King James Version).The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 42 opens the second of the five books (divisions) of Psalms. You see, the devil wants us to feel alienated from God in God as the deer pants for streams of water, so, let start! 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