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, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
while men say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
… 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.
… and then overflows with hope and praise …
Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Cry out to God. Only He can quench your thirst. As Jesus said:
If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the 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.