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When God Feels Far (Psalm 42:1-11)

Pastor Young Park, September 13, 2020
Part of the No Series series, preached at a Lord's Day service


About Pastor Young Park: Pastor Young is the CTPC English Ministry Pastor.
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Psalm 42 (Listen)

To the choirmaster. A Maskil 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?  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 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.


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