February 19, Reading 2 – Psalm 42, 43

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SAA Notes

This second section of Psalms has a mixed authorship. When you read the psalms, you realise that life has never been easy. Both these psalms have the refrain: put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him! Knowing God, His character, His past behaviour, all combine in the believer as that sure hope!

SJA Notes

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

Both psalms in today’s reading end with the same words.

This is a question for us to ask ourselves, at all points in life. In any situation, any circumstance.

Whatever we are feeling, however our heart beats, whatever the turbulence in our minds – We can come to this.

Why is my soul cast down?

And not so much _why_ as in “How did I get here?”, but _why_ as in “There is something that supersedes this.”.

And what is that something?

HOPE IN GOD!

In any and every situation that we are confronted with in our lives this truth permeates and weaves through.

We can put our hope in God.

He is worthy of our trust. His love is steadfast and His faithfulness is without end.

He is our salvation – We shall praise Him!

* God Above,

You alone are worthy of our praise, Hallelujah!

You alone are worthy of our trust, Thank You!

You alone are God.

Amen.

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