Monday, March 23. Psalm 43:1-5.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the bad news in the world? It seems that you can’t turn on the news and hear about people who want to hurt other people because of religious and/or political beliefs. There is violence and terror everywhere.
Maybe you don’t have to turn on the TV to find the bad news. Maybe you are struggling against someone or something who is threatening your life, health, or welfare.
The Psalm for today was written from this perspective. The Psalmist is crying out to God for help and protection against this oppressive enemy. Then the Psalmist reminds himself that God will go before him. His light and truth will lead the way.
I encourage you to read this Psalm slowly, several times throughout the day. Let these words seep into your heart.
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.