Friday, April 23, 2010

When Life Nails You...

This post is for those with a heavy heart.  I myself am doing quite well right now - new baby and all.  However, I know there are a lot of you out there who are going through a deep valley right now.  Some of my best friends are currently in a valley.  The emotions range from depression to anger, to frustration, to not understanding, to fear and questioning God.  For those of you who are there, I give three things today.  Two songs, and one passage of Scripture.  I have been in the valley, and these three things helped to sustain me.  I pray they help you as well.





Psalm 42

 1As the deer pants for streams of water,
       so my soul pants for you, O God.
 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
       When can I go and meet with God?
 3 My tears have been my food
       day and night,
       while men say to me all day long,
       "Where is your God?"
 4 These things I remember
       as I pour out my soul:
       how I used to go with the multitude,
       leading the procession to the house of God,
       with shouts of joy and thanksgiving
       among the festive throng.
 5 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 6 my God.
       My [c] soul is downcast within me;
       therefore I will remember you
       from the land of the Jordan,
       the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
 7 Deep calls to deep
       in the roar of your waterfalls;
       all your waves and breakers
       have swept over me.
 8 By day the LORD directs his love,
       at night his song is with me—
       a prayer to the God of my life.
 9 I say to God my Rock,
       "Why have you forgotten me?
       Why must I go about mourning,
       oppressed by the enemy?"
 10 My bones suffer mortal agony
       as my foes taunt me,
       saying to me all day long,
       "Where is your God?"
 11 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.

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