The metaphor in Psalm 42 is a flowing stream constantly replenishing thirst just as the constant flowing of God’s grace replenishing the soul so let us be patient with God’s timing because there will be a breakthrough in our difficult times.
In today’s passage, the psalmist is discouraged, depressed and feels cut off from God. There is a desire for peace and joy within the soul. To have insight into what actions to take for the unknown future. Satan uses discouragement to get us into the downward spiral of self-pity.
We read today that in the past, the psalmist went to the house of God and felt protection. There were shouts of joy and praise (v. 4) but now the soul of the psalmist is downcast (v. 5). Fortunately for us today, there is a solution for discouragement. The hope of every follower of Christ provides a lift in difficult times because the Holy Spirit is within. Because of Jesus, the Spirit is always available to guide and comfort.
After a rough day, you may want something to pick you up. Think about how great God is and that He’s bigger than your difficulties. Put you hope in God for He can meet that wish with an inspirational song, a good memory, a walk along a road surrounded with trees as the wind plays a mellow tune across space and time that brings an idea or thought with the hope of a breakthrough in your life.
This day with God, we are patient because we know there will be a breakthrough. Our God is a God of the possible. His grace keeps flowing and flowing like a never-ending stream of water to replenish our soul. We are always provided a lift even in difficulty because our thoughts are on the unseen, the eternal, and the supernatural. We believe our God of the possible will take care of the pressing challenges before us. In Jesus name. Amen.