Psalm Chapter 42

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Psalm 42

1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

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 health of my countenance, and my God.

39 thoughts on “Psalm Chapter 42

  1. I will ALWAYS Praise Him!!!

    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 health of my countenance, and my God.

    I will Praise Him no matter the circumstances. I will Praise Him for He is my Rock and my salvation. I will always Praise Him for in Him I trust. He is my shield in time of trouble, my refuge in the mist of the storm. My Breath and living waters. I Praise You, My God, My Redeemer, My Salvation, My Christ!!!!!

  2. The Lord is High and Lifted up!
    Thank you Lord for giving me the oppertunity to praise Your Name.
    You areHoly.
    YOU are my strength.

  3. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him? (Psalms 42:2 NLT)

    Continually thirst for The Lord. Let Him be your life line. Long for the times you have with Him in prayer. Thirst for God NOW!

  4. Just going to church is not good enough—

    3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

    I have lived on my tears while people told me God was not real. I went to church with people who were happy and sang of God on Sunday. Why am I still down and worried? My hope is in God. Still I praise him for his joy being on me.

    Just going does not change your sour lemon face, attitude or even your life’s events. It does change you when you begin to praise. His countenance will become your countenance if you allow him to change your worry and fear to joy. Take heart and know that God can help you. He can help to raise you out of your downcast state if you let him. –I shall arise, even if God has to help lift my countenance because I praised! I shall arise!

  5. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

    No matter what comes against us & no matter how discouraged we may feel- the Lord still loves us and has plans for our success. When I fall, I shall arise!

  6. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    As the woman at the well, we must have the living water inside us. The Holy Ghost is the water. I am glad I am full of the Holy Ghost.

  7. Don’t count me out devil!

    This passage of scripture ties in with the message from last night. I Will Arise!

    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 health of my countenance, and my God.

    Maybe we have to shake ourselves some times. Slap ourselves in the face and say I’m
    Not dead yet so the devil is still going to have a bad day. I will praise him through this trial and the next. I’m not going to forget how awesome he is.

  8. A HEALTHY COUNTANANCE

    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 health of my countenance, and my God. (Psalms 42:11 KJV)

    A MAN’S COUNTENANCE REVEALS THE STATE OF HIS SOUL. DAVID HERE IDENTIFIES THE WAY TO EXPRESS A HEALTHY COUNTENANCE THROUGH PERSONAL ENCOURAGEMENT WITH JOY, WHICH IS THE BENEFIT OF PRAISE UNTO THE LORD. THIS REASON IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT AS BELIEVERS THAT We Live our lives with the two edged sword in our hands and a praise on our lips. A fallen countenance reveals the attitude or posture of defeat, as we learned in church on Sunday night we are victorious! We are Overcomers! We win with Jesus therefore our praise to Jesus identifies that our soul is healthy.

    We must take responsibility and be accountable for the state of our soul. David here gives us instructions and an example of how to do that; talk to your self, encourage your self in the Lord! Get Up! Pick yourself UP! Don’t stay down! Praise JESUS through the pain, the storm, the night, the harvest and any other state we may find ourselves in.

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  9. Como el ciervo brama por las corrientes de las aguas,así clama por ti, Dios, el alma mía. Mi alma tiene sed de Dios, del Dios vivo.¿Cuándo vendré y me presentaré delante de Dios? (SALMOS 42:1, 2 RVR95)

    Las cosas de este mundo no me pueden traer Paz, Gozo, amor, Fortaleza, como mi Dios Altisimo. En su precensia tengo vida, y todo lo que necesito esta en El!!

      • Si yo hablase lenguas humanas y angélicas, y no tengo amor, vengo a ser como metal que resuena, o címbalo que retiñe. Y si tuviese profecía, y entendiese todos los misterios y toda ciencia, y si tuviese toda la fe, de tal manera que trasladase los montes, y no tengo amor, nada soy. Y si repartiese todos mis bienes para dar de comer a los pobres, y si entregase mi cuerpo para ser quemado, y no tengo amor, de nada me sirve. El amor es sufrido, es benigno; el amor no tiene envidia, el amor no es jactancioso, no se envanece; no hace nada indebido, no busca lo suyo, no se irrita, no guarda rencor; no se goza de la injusticia, mas se goza de la verdad. (1 Corintios 13:1-6 RVR60)

  10. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    (Most Bibles have verse 1 written as this)

    Psa 42:1 – 1
    1 To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

    Who are the sons of Korah?

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    קֹרַח Qorach
    Proper Name Masculine ko’rakh
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    from ; ice; Korach, the name of two Edomites and three Israelites:–Korah.
    Korah = “bald”
    son of Izhar, grandson of Kohath, great grandson of Levi and leader of the rebellion of the Israelites against Moses and Aaron while in the wilderness; punished and died by an earthquake and flames of fire

    What did Korah do?
    And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto all the congregation. (Numbers 16:19 KJV)

    Korah gathered the congregation together to appear before God.

    Sounds harmless right?

    David (who writes this Psalm) has experience with trying to lead people to God in the wrong way…(putting the ark of the covenant on a cart) and therefore writes this psalm to the surviving children of the rebellious Korah.

    He asks the question, “When shall I come and appear before God?” He declares that he is indeed thirsty.

    Korah was thirsty too…but not for righteousness, he was thirsty for POWER.

    David knows that HUMILITY is the key to Gods Throne Room.

    Check this scripture out…
    Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or who shall stand in his holy place? (Psalms 24:3 KJV)

    The Answer:

    He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. (Psalms 24:4 KJV).

    Korah did not meet these standards.

    IF WE AT THE PENTECOSTALS OF FORT WORTH ARE GOING TO LEAD PEOPLE TO APPEAR BEFORE GOD, OUR HEARTS CANNOT BE AS KORAH. WE FIRST MUST HAVE THE VISION OF THE PASTOR IN OUR HEARTS. SECONDLY, WE MUST LEAD THE PEOPLE TO GOD IN THE SPIRIT OF HUMILITY. THAT’S THE PRAYER OF REPENTENCE…

    For those of us in leadership, let us not desire leadership just for the sake of being a leader. Korah desired to gain leadership but brought division.

    Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James 4:8, 10 KJV)

  11. What a great weekend!! I-Thirst!!

    John4:14But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

  12. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    My soul thirst, yet I failed to feed it for so long. My flesh is no more fed by looking at food then my spirit is just by attending church. I must consume the word like my souls depends on it just as I consume food for the flesh. Daily I need marinate in his love and devour mercy each and everyday. I should be hungry everyday for his grace, praising him until I full on victory.

    This is how we, this is how I….OVERCOME!!!!!!

  13. Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God! (Psalms 42:11 NLT)

    There are times in our lives that we’ve got to say, “I think myself happy” (Acts 26:2) David was very familiar with encouraging himself.

    David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God. (1 Samuel 30:6 AMP)

  14. 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

    My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    Now Thrist
    The living God gives living water that renews my soul daily. I nevee want to lose the thirsting i have for Him. I can never have enough!

  15. 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God

    My soul is thirsty !You can not take a drink and think that it will quench your thirst for days.You have to continuely go back for another drink.

    Lord I want to drink from your spiritual fountain that never runs dry.I must drink from it many times a day ,so that my soul will not die from spiritual dehydration.Dehydration causes our vital organs to stop working.if we see that we want to stop doing some of the Lord’s work,we may need to check and see if we are letting our soul get dehydrated!!!!!

  16. 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 health of my countenance, and my God.

    I shall arise because I thirst

    1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

    2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    To arise when we fall we must have our priorities straight. Our focus and trust needs to be on God not our dilemma. If we fill ourselves with negative continually then we will not have room to thirst after God. When we thirst after God and His will we open up the doors for Him to move in our lives and situations.

    I may be down now but because I thirst after God I shall arise!

    More of you Jesus!

  17. Wow ! God’s timing is amazing. I feel like both messages I heard yesterday go right along with this chapter.

    First, my heart is thirsty for more of God in my life, and I want to drink from the well of Living Water. Secondly, when my soul is cast down, I will say, “I Shall Arise.”

    Thank You Pastor and Bro. Starks for great messages yesterday.

  18. This chapter illustrates remembrance. David remembers and encourages himself. One must seek God (Jesus) with all ones heart and soul especially when it appears all is wrong; “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him”. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  19. i remember right before i came to pofw, i was feeling the present of God real strong and then the next day i didnt feel him as i had before. i began to praise him and i still didnt feel him. i thought He had forgotten about me but a couple of days prior to God sending me to pofw i heard a pastor in east tx speak on, what will you do when you dont hear from God, will you praise walk away or will you praise Him anyway. at that moment i had only told one of my sisters what i had felt, so i knew that i was in the right place at the right time. i learned that just because you dont feel God, doesnt mean He is gone and just because you dont get a answer to a prayer, when you want it, doesnt mean He doesnt care. we should praise God no matter what. i could had let the devil use me and turn me away from what God had for me, but something in my soul told me to keep praising and pushing. when i fall i shall arise and i will be stronger because my faith will be stronger

  20. In this scripture, it is apparent there is a conflict at hand. This must be a personal conflict or simply an inner man struggle. It could be possibly a test of trust by God. To see, if he is going to rely on God to turn his circumstances to God’s Glory. Or, this could be the results of bad choices made. Either case, this scripture does address the issue of no matter what the circumstances are, it is expected to rely on God for help. “Too seek”……………He also, address he knows God is the health of his countenance.

    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 health of my countenance, and my God.

    “Now”…………………………..

  21. We must be thirsty for the things of God if we are to ever get more of him. We can quench our thirst “NOW” if we will but come to him and seek his face.

  22. 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 health of my countenance, and my God.

    David chose to look outside of his reality and build faith within himself. He encouraged himself in the Lord. When reality is bleak our faith must speak vision. Is there anything to hard for God? No!

  23. 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. MSG

    This scripture reminds me of the sermons we heard this weekend. ITHRIST
    I want more of God

  24. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it: -Numbers 21:17

    But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. -John 4:14

    Thank you Lord for the well of life springing up within my soul.

  25. 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

    I love God very much too.
    Sayler Baker

    5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
    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 health of my countenance, and my God.

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    One verse tells of the help of His countenance, and the other of the health for his countenance. Both come through praise. As we praise, His presence moves in. The word tells us , God inhabits the praises of His people, so we know that this is true. But we see here that our health comes, and the more we are around Him, the more our countenance will rise.
    Even when we fall we need to remember to praise our way through our mess to our victory…..

  26. A longing for God…
    1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

    2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

    I love these verses because this is the prayer that I pray. This is the longing that should be in the heart of everyone who loves God. “Deep calleth unto deep” Its these deep things in God that I long for and every leader should feel the same way.

  27. 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me : for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

  28. 7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

    HOw deep are we willing to go? What depths does God have in store for us if we are willing to go there? God has deep things for us but we first must travel deeply, pray deeply, and cry out deeply.

    When we cry out deeply we here the voice of GOd answer from a deep place. This will cause us to be consumed, and surrounded by God. His flood will compass us, and overtake us.

    What better place than to be under the waves of Almighty GOD!

  29. v4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had Gond with the multitude, I went with them to the house of GOD, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

    The Psalmist was lonely and longing for the house of GOD. He knew GOD loves to dwell where there is joy and praises there we will also find HIS PRESENCE.
    I’m so thankful that GOD chose to live in our hearts . A place where HIS SPIRIT DWELLS.
    Thank you JESUS for your most precious gift
    The Holy Ghost.

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    iPraise HIM with a voice of joy

    iReap more of HIS PRESENCE

  30. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
    6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

    Self encouragement. There are times when we get weary tired dry, and our well seem to be without water. We’re living but do not know that we’re dehydrated. We get used to the things around us; the way we pray, the way we worship, the way we read and the way we seek after God it’s slowly not the same. We begin to lose hope and feel as though you can’t go on…but let us remember the great things that He has done for us. Let us remember where we’ve come from. Let us remember that in that darkest hour His salvation brought hope. I will remember the Lord; how good He’s been with me. He is the God of hope. Deep calleth unto deep. Let us hear when he calls and let us quench our thirst with Living Water!

  31. Get In The Flow!

    1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

    2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

    4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

    5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

    There is an interesting contrast here: a thirst for God (living waters) to come in while tears (water) flow out, a thirst for God to pour joy in while the alabaster box of the Psalmist’s soul is poured out.

    7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

    8 Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

    Here again the flow appears, yet it is not a flow *in* but *around*, a flood even. The Psalmist seems to feel as if they are drowning, even while knowing God is working in the situation and that God is not far but rather remains faithful and kind.

    Hebrews 4:15-16 “15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

    2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

    When we come to the end of ourselves, the grace of God can pour in. I believe sometimes God in His mercy allows us to be “drowned” in the situation so we can come to the end of ourselves and receive His grace in a way that we otherwise wouldn’t have. I know this person can be blind and stubborn to what I need and I thank God for times I was “drowned” because it was then I found that I got the grace I so desperately needed but would have tried to do without otherwise.

    Ezekiel 47:1-12

    1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.

    2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.

    3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.

    4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.

    5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.

    6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.

    7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

    8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.

    9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.

    10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.

    11 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

    12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

    It was only after the flow of waters became a “flood” that Ezekiel saw the good of it: life, healing, fruit. The flow started as a trickle but what it was overflowing, a flood that a person “could not pass over,” a flood impossible for a person in their own strength to overcome or stand in, that was when life sprung forth. Living waters that flowed through the desert, and out again into the flow of the sea with healing flowing along. The only places that were not healed were the ones that didn’t allow the flow to happen. Oh, the received the waters, but they didn’t pour out.

    The miry places and the marishes were stagnant places. They tried to drink in without letting go. The Psalmist was thirsty, he desired to drink, but it was in the pouring out that he made room for God. He expresses grief, he expressed the pain he feels as the waters rise, but it seems it is the purpose of God to keep him in a season of pouring out until the waters can completely flood his life. A time of purging perhaps, when our hearts can be cracked open before God and His flood can bring healing to our deepest parts.

    I can look back at times when I experienced the most intense healing and it was not in the “happy” times when faith was high and I felt on top of things and like a successful Christian. No, it was when my tears were my meat night and day and I was so broken that it was easy to finally let the inner flood out. It was during the times when I got to see the inner things of my heart coming out, things I witnessed with horror, shock, pain, and mourning, that I began to know the light of God truly shining into my darkness. I was so shut up tight that I didn’t even realize how desperately I needed to let go and couldn’t even conceive the healing I needed. Instead, I became so broken that all I couldn’t really do was pour out. I was “given to salt” and the salt was poured in old wounds and the pain finally got past my resolve to bury it all.

    And then I found healing.

    Then I finally got in the flow.

    I thought I was thirsty for God, but it wasn’t until I truly poured out that I found an answer to my thirst and found what it was to thirst for Him because I knew what it was to drink of His living waters.

    John 4:9-16

    9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

    10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

    11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

    12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

    13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

    14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

    15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

    16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

    Jesus confronts her at first with, “If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” I find this so true. When we are so far from having our hearts poured out, we don’t even realize how bad it is, and we are so accustomed to how it is that we don’t seem to be able to conceive who God really is and it would be like for Him to bring healing. Our gracious God doesn’t leave the woman where she is thought, He helps her get in the flow. Before the woman could receive that living water, there had to be a pouring out, so He gets to the heart of the matter, “Show Me your heart, show Me your pain… Go, call thy husband, and come hither.”

    The flood starts, and eventually the dam breaks, and there comes a pouring out in her life.

    The hidden becomes the open, and the hurt begins to taste at last of the healing.

    Finally, after so many years, the woman who came time and time again to the well didn’t get just a pot of water but got lost in the flow. Her thirsting wouldn’t be satisfied until she was first emptied, as she could never be properly filled until she first got rid of the junk that haunted her within.

    Lamentations 2:17-19

    17 The Lord hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

    18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

    19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

    Israel was reaping judgement concerning their sin, and the answer was “pour out thine heart.” We have all fallen short. In our broken humanity, we often taste of the absence of God and even His judgement that seeps in when we continually refuse grace. Just as Jesus came preaching the kingdom of heaven had arrived and that we could experience “heaven on earth”, so do we get to experience “hell on earth” when we allow the “kingdom of hell” to operate in us. The pains of hell on earth are sometimes just the very thing it takes for us to finally come to the end of ourselves so we can go running to the throne of grace.

    Ezekiel 47:8-9 “8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. 9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.”

    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 health of my countenance, and my God.”

    Health is in the flow; life is in the flow; righteousness, joy, and peace in the Holy Ghost is in the flow. If the flow seems to only drown and not heal, it probably means that we haven’t allowed ourselves to fully experience the flow. It starts with us letting go and pouring out.

    Psalm 62:5-8

    5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

    6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

    7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

    8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

  32. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

    HALELUJAH!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! FOR MERCY, GRACE AND FAVOR. I LOVE YOU JESUS!!! I THIRST FOR MORE OF YOU LORD. IF I HAVE YOU, THEN I HAVE EVERYTHING!!! I NEED NOTHING BUT YOU JESUS!!! YOU ARE SO FAITHFUL!!! gracias Padre…. 🙂

  33. A great example in this chapter to us, even when David’s soul was disquieted within him, He still praised the Lord and with a voice of joy and praise kept the holyday, went to worship the Lord with the multitude.

    We must continually be in an attitude of praise no matter what circumstances we are in. David had to remember land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar, and that gave him strength to know that God would be there for him now. Sometimes we have to draw from past experience to have the strength to continue on until we obtain current victory.

    No matter what PRAISE YE THE LORD!

  34. Thirsty for God

    This psalm was probably written by an exiled Levite who was recalling his former religious fervor, leading the people in worship at the temple. He was now not only exiled from the temple, but also from his home and nation and the presence of God there.

    When the dry winds of life sap our spiritual lives, when we feel oppressed, lost, far from God’s presence, we can use the psalmist’s words as our own prayer. Our souls thirst for God. The psalmist reminds us that we need not remain lost in the dark, nor must we find our way home by our own resources. We can pray that our loving Father will “send forth” the divine light and truth we need to guide us (Ps 43:3). The Lord is our light; we do not need to be afraid (Ps 27:1). All the truth and wisdom we need is within us through the indwelling of the Holy Ghost (1John 2:27). How comforting it is to know that no matter how lost and dejected we may feel at times, God’s faithfulness ensures that we will find our way back into the fullness of his presence. We will yet praise Him! (Ps 42:5)

  35. Verse 11 MSG reads:

    “Why are you down in the dumps, dear 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.
    He’s my God.”

    If your ever feeling down and out, remember that he’s your God and soon you’ll be praising again. His praises should be continually on our lips. My Grandmother has been a great example to me, for she always has praises upon her lips regardless of her circumstances.

  36. 1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

    One of my favorite scriptures. We should always long for the word of God. The more of God we get the healthier we are. The enemy doesn’t want us to have access to our father. He would have you to think that a little here and a little there will suffice. That is not so, we need to get all we can of God, while we yet can. There will be a day and time where that will not be possilbe and we don’t want to wait until it is to late.

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