August 12, 2011
Psalm 42:11 Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him
As I was reading in Psalms today I came to this passage. In this Psalm the writer is depressed, sad and in need of comfort. Apparently those around him are commenting and asking, “Where is his God?”, and if he is in need why isn’t He here. We all experience low points like this where we wonder why God isn’t delivering us from this vast wasteland of turmoil we are in; we wonder why He isn’t hearing us. We all know that sometimes God has us in these places for our own good. We have been here many times. Yet, what I was reminded of as I read this Psalm was verse 11, “…for I will still praise Him.” Are we still praising Him? Or is He only worthy of praise when all is well with us? Again, what are our actions showing?