Psalm 42:11

Psalm 42:11

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm 42:11 (KJV)

This psalm was written along with Psalm 43, as the same chorus is repeated in both. The subject is simple: an upward look for a downcast soul. The psalmist is in desperate straits and in the midst of despair and distress, he challenges himself time and again with what we read here in the above verse. Wrestling with his emotions and fears, he encourages himself to run to the safety of faith in God and His ways.

Let’s face it, sometimes our fears overwhelm our faith and we need to sternly give ourselves a lecture. Maybe this morning you need to remind yourself that God is able and will have His way with us and so we can rest and rejoice and have hope. Go read Psalm 43:5 and the conclusion of the writer. Be encouraged, God is at work for our good today!

Hoping in God!

Pastor Jack Abeelen