What to Say When Times Are Tough | Prayer on Psalm 42

Dave Cover

How do you pray and praise God when times are tough, when you're falling into despair? turn to the psalms: they're prayers just as much as praises. Join in ashttps://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/dave-cover/ ( Pastor Dave Cover) discusses and prays throughhttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+42&version=ESV ( Psalm 42 ESV):   1 As a deer pants for flowing streams,     so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God,     for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+42&version=ESV#fen-ESV-14558b (b)] 3 My tears have been my food     day and night, while they say to me all the day long,     “Where is your God?” 4 These things I remember,     as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng     and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise,     a multitude keeping festival. 5 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[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+42&version=ESV#fen-ESV-14561c (c)] 6 and my God. My soul is cast down within me;     therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,     from Mount Mizar. 7 Deep calls to deep     at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves     have gone over me. 8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,     and at night his song is with me,     a prayer to the God of my life. 9 I say to God, my rock:     “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning     because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10 As with a deadly wound in my bones,     my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long,     “Where is your God?” 11 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.   Interested in more content like this? Scroll down for more resources and related episodes, includinghttps://abiggerlifepodcast.captivate.fm/episode/galatians-5 ( How to Renew Your Mind with the Holy Spirit) and https://abiggerlifepodcast.captivate.fm/episode/growing-our-vocabulary-of-prayer-prayer-on-psalm-40 (Growing Our Vocabulary of Prayer).   Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too.   To learn more, visit ourhttps://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ ( website) and follow us onhttps://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO ( Facebook),https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ ( Instagram), andhttps://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo ( Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Notes How our physical body effects our spiritual mood https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+42&version=ESV (Psalm 42 ESV): Psalm of prayer and worship Saying what we shouldn't be saying Despair and enemies Oscillating between hope in God and turmoil What we feel vs. what is real What to remind ourselves when we pray Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO ( https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ ( https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo ( https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo)   Scripture Psalm 42 ESV:https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+42&version=ESV ( https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+42&version=ESV) Psalm