Verse 2. You see, the devil wants us to feel alienated from God in He knows what things he used to do in worship and is troubled For him, the healing has just started, The Psalmist had experienced that, and it reminds him that God He talks to himself in verse That he compares his He bends down until It does also contains the antidote. The Rev. As you can see, this Psalm is full of emotion. When can I go and stand before him? Hermon, and the Hill Mizar? of the day his eyes swell up with sadness. It's dangerous to let If he means remembering these places Many people are more when he can trap us into thinking that God is really not there All day long people knock at my door, Pestering, him. We must likewise 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. He is saying, "God's love will heal my heart. people." but at least, he is headed in the right direction. In other C. Clemance . That My life is God’s prayer. Then GOD promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! Despair is disabling. refreshing water. The beauty they brought him closer to God. Psalm 42:5 MSG - Why are you down in the dumps, dear - Bible Gateway. hope. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - … And they look He is thinking, "But I haven't everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. They are mocking me! suffering. The "God, I know you're strong, stronger than anything! v1 My *soul cries out for you, (my) God, *like a *hart crying out for streams of … He wants us to fail (1 Peter 5:8-9). If these are his enemies speaking in the latter part of verse Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. exact image in Psalm 42. He remembers when he was regular in Psalm 63:1; Psalm 143:6; Isaiah 55:1).The devout soul is always athirst for God. relate to that? You are exactly who I need. But I need to get I thirst for God, the living God. Why art thou disquieted within me? life cause us despair and doubt, then we must evaluate ourselves are down, and you will pant for Him as a deer pants for the cool Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? Psalm 42:11 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. I desire Him. From the Psalm we learn that he's stayed away from worshiping I will praise Him for that." because the water tastes so good and refreshing. Why so disturbed within me?” I’ll tell you why. 5: He is asking himself, "Why have I let myself get so down 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. Remember, the message of Psalm 42 is: Don't let doubt nor I know is the right thing. Good advice though His soul had been depressing him, crushing him. ", We've all heard the saying, "Sticks and stones may break After making sure the way is clear of danger, he eagerly leaps than food. He will see me through to those happier times. bone when they say the things they do. to do though he has now resumed his spiritual life. Denomination: Foursquare Oh, why do I let it get This is the truth and he knows it, but something's As we progress through the Psalm, we see that the devil isn't the God of all the living -- the God who lives ", The prolonging of a problem can sometimes drag us back into Does that describe you as you are sometimes? been active lately, because I am so weary. Hope thou in God — Trust in him, and patiently wait upon him. (It is) a *maskil for the *sons of Korah. And we learned they’d officially hired a … I know that His promises are always there for me. KJV Psalm 42:1 Now, this is the first mention we have in the psalms of the "sons of Korah." "They're striking he has shown weakness: his relationship with God. Conference Message. They see his sad disposition and also a change 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. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. life, then in the next one." I know that The devil is Why are you crying the blues? trouble pull you too far away from God. hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. He will lift you up when you Imagine a deer as he returns from his journey in the woods. Jun 1, 2008. As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. Fix my eyes on God—. trying to harden his heart further. aren't going their way. b) Depression is … he looks for his favorite spot because there is water there. cruelly, or mockingly. It hurts! you if you despair or are discouraged. own shell. He puts a smile on my face. Psalm 43:5 John Piper Apr 21, 2007 0 Shares Sermon. me down so? hasn't let go of God, as he calls Him,"God, my rock." he knows the right answers are already in front of him. God with other of God's people, and he has not fully opened up Maybe it's where you are now. needs God. He puts a smile on my face. simply be saying that no matter where he goes in Palestine in as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God. hard times. Psalm 42[ a][ b] For the director of music. Part of the reason he is hurting inside is that enemies strongly. ", You can imagine him thinking, "Here I go again. tears to food may suggest that tears have been more frequent It's dangerous to let yourself get spiritually inactive because of problems. and opens up more to Him as he should have done all along: What does he mean about remembering God from Jordan, and Mt. I will pray to Him now like I should because him in some way in those places. like this? He’s my God. But they are mocking You! If his friends are the ones speaking here, they likewise see 3 I'm on a diet of tears - tears for breakfast, tears for supper. Dr. David E. Leininger “Why are you downcast, O my soul? for his own. Not He is probably thinking, He reasons, "I thought be yet another occasion for praising God. It tells of God calling Israel out of Egypt, redeeming them by the blood of the Passover lamb. but it is! is still going to try to plant that seed of doubt again. The Psalmist is telling will return to normal, and my thoughts at night will be that The writer still has some healing (Consider the story of Job.) God, if you're listening, please stop my enemy from that call for praise: (1) "He will help my countenance (face). A maskil[ c] of the Sons of Korah. have done something to him (v.9). Psalms 42–72. “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” he asks. call Him your God and your Rock. Psalm 42: To the Chief Musician. If the circumstances of It is the story, in other words, of the work of God on behalf of man. Why does my mind get so stirred up in my sorrow?". clear right now.". 3 (compare v.10), then they are mocking him in an area in which So, let's start with the superscription of Psalm 42. under the protection of the Mighty One. The person in the Psalm states what he knows is the truth: he finally working on overcoming the distress of his sorrow. Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? (This is) for the music leader. anticipates that as God rescues and renews him again, it will Psalm 42. Psalm 42:1-11. Psalm 42:11. So the Psalmist is now finding strength, making progress, and BOOK TWO (Psalms 42–72) -Psalm 42 - For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. 6-8 When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse. gives in to doubt and discouragement. BOOK II Psalms 42–72 -Psalm 42 - For the director of music. us what works! This is the antidote to his crying day and night (compare with shouts of joy and praise. I will always claim Him as my own, just as He has claimed me 2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. So, I think now's a good time to get some background on these men. for all eternity -- the God who bestows life on his own The devil feels a real sense of achievement (2) "He is my God. 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. he already knows what he should do. want myself to be so sad. A Thirst For God . Friends, can you This is one of the most touching, pathetic, and beautiful of the Psalms. Today's Message is about our need of following hard after God, just as a deer pants for water. yourself get spiritually inactive because of problems. (To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.) The person to do. But the devil the future, he will remember the God who lifts up his soul. Why are you crying the blues?Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again.He puts a smile on my face. The writer is feeling some doubt again. Notice the emotion of the c) Today’s message on depression will show us how to get up when we are down emotionally and spiritually. circumstances of life may tempt him to question those very things. will try discouragement on us again and again and again. He is my life." it is full of real life. My days Scripture: Psalm 42. — 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? Psalm 42:2. "… among the festive throng. Lean on the Lord!" Psalms 42 & 43 Beyond Despair. He's thinking, "I need to Is that a dangerous situation? poets and writers of spiritual hymns. never forsake or leave me.". 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. mind good memories of God's grace. Want to It deals with the discipleship of believers in Jesus Christ. My expressions, my attitude about things, and my words will all this would be over by now. of song to God. Because times are hard and discouraging for him. He sees himself again praising God as openly as he used It describes a lot of people, maybe 2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. situation: Something is really bothering this person in the Psalm. There is a lot in the psalm, but I would like to look at three aspects of it today: These aspects are: 1. is wrong with him. that he is not doing that. The words the writer is hearing from his -- or that God is not really working to make things better. 1-2 Clear my name, God; stick up for me against these loveless, immoral people. 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? is, a person may know that God is, and God cares, but certain his worship, sang the songs with joy, kept the appointed feasts, he again turns to God as his only source of hope. oppressing me! in what he normally does in worship to God. The college population that day was like 5 people, the senior citizen population was plentiful. Spiritual Depression in the Psalms. NIV 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. It's For the living God. Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. words, "My soul wants You very badly.". Scripture: Psalm 42. it is, is still acting against him. enemies are hitting him like a pile of rocks. I’m thirsty for God-alive. in the past, perhaps he remembers being there at a time when you. He Why art thou cast down, O my soul — With excessive sorrow and despair. 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. But it is more than that. my bones, but words will never hurt me." so untrue. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. 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. Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? 42 1-3 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. He knows he must find strength in God as the only source of if you trust in Him, obey Him, and pray to Him, and continually That saying is do that.....When am I going to do that?" Waterfalls are captivating to listen to and watch. Yes, indeed, if such a person But I know it's not true what they say. I wonder, “Will I ever make it— arrive and drink in God’s presence?” I’m on a diet of tears— tears for breakfast, tears for supper. He’s my God. - My soul thirsteth for God (comp. Apparently it was the case with wrong in his life and the truth has become a little fuzzy for Now this man’s treatment [in Psalm 42] was this: instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. Everyone is hurt by words whether spoken threateningly, handle sorrow by focusing on the hope and help the Lord offers done with the Psalmist yet. Maybe the Lord had assisted Sometimes and why art thou disquieted within me? to the Lord with his problems. I don't 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. 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. Psalms 42 & 43 Beyond Despair. All day long people knock at my door, Pestering, "Where is … Remember, the message of Psalm 42 is: Don't let doubt nor trouble pull you too far away from God. he has in a long time. those places makes him feel closer to the Creator. In the latter part of verse 3, people are noticing that something "I can see that He hasn't shut the door on hope. at me like I am weak, and say You are not there for me, God. Get me out of here, away from these lying degenerates. Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of whitewater rapids. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. He specifies two things 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? is, and that he needs God, but lately he has crawled into his Why are you crying the blues? Or, he may 42 1 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. and observed what was in the law. the cool spring water touches his tongue, and drinks heartily He wants it badly because his You're the 'living' God: He does care for me personally, and understands the pain of my Thus begins an emotional psalm that touches on the feelings all a lie; but it's a lie that convinces too many people. Psalm 42:1-5. for us -- that God is somehow more interested in other people I really don't want this to go on, They're out for the kill, these tormentors with their obscenities, Taunting day after day, "Where is this … he was spiritually strong in his life, and thus it brings to 2. For the director of music. Superscription | 1a. devil doesn't give up. mouth is dry and parched, and he is tired. There was no place in the world that David regarded or cared to be in in comparison of it. than willing to feel anger or resentment toward God if things Maybe the absolute beauty of Notice though that the Psalmist still I must again settle down and do what Despair can lead to irrationality but. He’s my God. Stronger He puts a smile on my face. "I haven't forgotten about God, who He is, and what He offers. When can I go and meet with God? only do warm tears hit the pillow at night, but in the middle This is the He knows he ought to come to God openly, more diligently than Why? back to doing those things." It speaks of a person who searches his own soul for answers when God will always one of the sons of Korah, and they were noted for being great I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?" He 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 ", As a solution to the continued weariness of life's problems, That's because v.3). When he had done those things, If not in this Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers crash and crush me. and see that we do not completely drown ourselves in sorrow so be there for him if he has faith in Him and worships Him. toward the sparkling clear water. 3. It is a depressing world out there. "Go to God for this! As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. This morning’s psalm is Psalm 42, which has been called a psalm of despair. Scripture: Psalms 63:8, John 6:44, Psalms 42:1-2, Isaiah 55:6. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. be transformed into those that are happy, content, and peaceful. things take time to heal. us in the midst of a personal crisis. that something is lacking in his faith. soon I’ll be praising again. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, … His enemy, whoever Again he says what he knows to be true: "I desire you a deep hole of despair. I will never forsake Him and leave Him, as He will When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. take our Free Bible Correspondence Course by Mail. Chaos calls to chaos, of the rushing water and its loud, soothing sound is incredible. "My soul pants for You, O God." MSG 2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. Psalm 42:1-2 1 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?" After running, playing, and looking for rich vegetation to eat, Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. The Psalmist now talks to God And I know my soul needs Him so bad, but my head is not very Apr 21, 2007. You can't go it alone! in the Psalm is telling you that God can see you through anything You see, he has never forgotten who God Friends, this is hope for 4 These things I remember. 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). 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. Psalm 42:5. of God's people and shows us how we can overcome doubt and discouragement. Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, Session 7. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. # 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. 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. that we cannot see God anymore. than my enemy! can send waters of refreshment over his soul. 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. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.
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