Today’s passage: Psalm 42
- Times of great distress in this life increase our yearning and groaning for the presence of God (2 Corinthians 5:1-2).
- In the midst of hardship (Even when it felt like he was being swallowed up in a storm at sea), the Psalmist looked back on times of joy in worshiping God with other believers and looked forward to the faithfulness of God. Fellowship and worship encouraged him.
- The psalmist fought the lies of the enemy with truth.
Questions to consider:
- Is it better to have a bad day as a Christian or to have a good day as an unbeliever (Or even a decade)? Why? What truths would help you to answer this questions correctly?
- How important is the gathering of the church in the midst of this world? How does the church serve as home away from home? (Hebrews 10:23-25)
- Does God actually ever leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6)? What are some things we have come to believe are the signs of God’s “presence” in our lives? How would Matthew 16:25 help us to think more accurately about our calling and God’s plan for “our” lives (Which He has bought with a price…1 Corinthians 6:19-20)?