Psalm 42

Wednesday Word: April 12, 2017

Psalm 42

Yearning for God in the Midst of Distresses
To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah.

As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?”
4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope 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 I will remember You from the land of the Jordan, And from the heights of Hermon, From the Hill Mizar.
7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me.
8 The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me—A prayer to the God of my life.
9 I will say to God my Rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 As with a breaking of my bones, My enemies reproach me, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Jesus Wept and Now So Do I
Jesus wept and now so do I
Why? I don’t know but in the night I only cry
Victorious we are, by the triumph of our Christ
Yet too many perish by dieing inside
Vulnerable I am being
Sharing what I have been seeing
Divided we have become
Because we have not yet surcome
To the humility that has been given
Which should be part of our everyday livin’
Pride disguised as faith
Have we really taken the bait?
The python squeezes out our life
Have we become the harlot instead of the Lord’s wife?
Father, see my tears
Father, calm my fears
I am but one
And I feel undone
Correct me in Your love
Help me overcome
By your Mercy and Grace
Increase even more my faith
Jesus wept and now so do I
Yet joy comes in the morning though my weeping is in the night
Alicia R. Shipe (written 04-10-2017)

[Be sure to have your daily Cup of J.O.E. (Jesus Over Everything) by going to gatheringathisfeet.org.]

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