PSALM-O-RAMA: Thirsty?

It’s PSALM-O-RAMA 2019 here on GUWG where all week long we’ve been taking a deep dive into the Book of Psalms.

Are you going through a spiritual drought? Feeling down? Depressed? Devastated? Then today’s Psalm — suggested by one of our visitors — is for you.

It begins with a cry for help in the desert …

As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.

When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
day and night,

while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
(Psalm 42:1-3)

… cascades into a prayer …

Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs his love,

at night his song is with me —
a prayer to the God of my life.
(Psalm 42:7-8)

… and then overflows with hope and praise …

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
(Psalm 42:11)

Cry out to God. Only He can quench your thirst. As Jesus said:

Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within them. (John 7:37b-38)

Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you to overflowing with His love, joy and peace. And then go pour it out into this dry and dreary world.

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