May 20-21 – God is Living

Sitting at the feet of Jesus is building a divine relationship. As with any relationship, it becomes easier to trust someone when we get to know them better.  In this 3-week study, we are seeking to get to know God better through the Psalms, to grow this divine relationship as we put our faith and hope in Him and love Him with all our heart. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it focused on today’s truth using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Comments are always welcome on our website for questions, discussion, and accountability.

Psalm 42

the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.
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?”
These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
    under the protection of the Mighty One
with shouts of joy and praise
    among the festive throng.
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.
My soul is downcast within me;
    therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
    the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
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.
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, 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.

SOAP Note

God is Living: Thirsting For Life | Jess Howell

Scripture

Psalm 42:2

Observation

Psalm 42 begins a series of Psalms authored by the Sons of Korah, whose ancestors had rebelled against Moses and were swallowed by the earth. And yet these Sons of Korah served God in the temple as musicians and assistants. The beautiful image in Verse 1 speaks of a deer searching for life-giving water, just as we humans seek a life-giving God.

Application

There have been many times when I have thirsted for God, and some of those times I’ve felt lost in how or when to do so. I’ve felt disconnected and lonely. But God doesn’t want that for me, and I have to believe that when I seek Him in prayer and in His Word, that He will find me, no matter where I am, and bring life.

Prayer

Father God, you see where I am and know the trials I’m facing. You know how much I compare my life to others – and how that only makes me miserable. You’ve designed a plan for me that is beautiful and abundant in life, but I can’t get to that life if I don’t fall under Your wing. My thirst is great for You, God. When can I go and meet with You? When will I put aside the noise of the world and seek You first? God, You alone can help me find the answers I seek and fulfill my life. Take what is Yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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