What Does Psalm 42:2 Mean?

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?

Psalm 42:2(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

The intense heart-yearnings of the Psalmist for the Lord and his deep pleading enquiry to know the whereabouts of his God, resounds like the repetitive tolling of a bell through the intensely personal pleadings of Korah in his Psalm. He had to work through his restless despair before he finally reached victory in his heart and a deep satisfaction within his soul.

The soul that thirsts for the Lord and pants for God (and keeps on and on thirsting and panting for Him) is the one for whom the Lord Himself will provide His deep well of satisfaction, brimming to overflowing with the refreshing waters of His life. His is the living water that revives, restores, revitalises, and reinvigorates the man or woman whose inner being 'thirsteth' for more of Jesus.

The one who asks for more of Jesus and keeps on asking will receive. The one who seeks the Saviour and keeps on seeking will find Him, and the one that thirsts and pants and keeps on thirsting and panting for more of Jesus, will have their thirst quenched.

May we in humility of heart and gentleness of spirit, thirst and keep on thirsting for God, for the more deeply we sense our need of the Lord Jesus, the more passionately we will pursue the Living Waters of life.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, I pray that You would develop in me a deeper and more personal thirst for You, with each passing day. It is only as I drink deeply of Your living waters of life, that my soul can be satisfied. Use me, Lord, as a conduit through whom Your refreshment may be poured out to other thirsty souls. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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