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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Blake Holmes

Blake Holmes

Hello, Journey travelers! My name is Blake Holmes, and although this is where I am supposed to tell you about my beautiful wife and my four fabulous children, you should know that I often exasperate my kids, and my wife probably wishes I were more adventuresome.

I also never started for my high school football team, can’t break 90 in golf to save my life, average about a 10-minute mile pace, and still need to drop the weight I promised to lose last January.

Sometimes, I go crazy by eating dessert first, skipping the sunscreen, and playing dominos past midnight.

March 2, 2017

THE LORD IS SUFFICIENT IN THE LESS THAN "HIGHLIGHTABLE" MOMENTS


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Psalm 42

Book Two

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

To the choirmaster. A Maskil [1] of the Sons of Korah.

42:1 As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God? [2]
My tears have been my food
day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
a multitude keeping festival.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation [3] and my God.

My soul is cast down within me;
therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
at the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your waves
have gone over me.
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.
I 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 deadly wound in my bones,
my adversaries taunt me,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 42:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
[2] 42:2 Revocalization yields and see the face of God
[3] 42:5 Hebrew the salvation of my face; also verse 11 and 43:5

MEMORY VERSES

Psalm 121:2

My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.