WHEN YOU CAN’T SENSE THE PRESENCE OF GOD

It’s Ash Wednesday — a perfect time to begin in earnest to seek God, especially in the desert times. We’re going to look at a psalm that I know can really help those of you in pain, those of you who are not sensing the presence of God, or those of you who long to be a comfort to others. It’s Psalm 42 and there are four vivid water pictures in it that can soothe and heal. The first is really a picture of no water — it’s a picture of the psalmist who identifies with a thirsty deer who has come all the way down the mountain, absolutely panting for water, but the river bed is dry! He longs to sense the presence of God like that dying deer longs for water, but WHERE IS GOD???? Isn’t it comforting […]

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