Psalm 43 has a very similar theme to Psalm 42. Many believe Psalm 43 is an appendix of sorts to the previous psalm. This short psalm begins with David crying out to God and ends with his promise to praise Him.
“For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”Psalm 43:2
Do you ever feel like you just can’t win? Do you have those days, weeks, or months where it feels like you are just taking blow after blow? During those seasons it can be really hard to pull our heads out of the clouds of despair and see the hope shining through from God. It can be easy to cry out and cast blame, but getting through it requires hard work.
If you feel downtrodden and weakened by your current circumstances, remember that God is still there and he is for you. If you’ve felt rejected or abandoned by your heavenly father, please know that that is not the case. He knows all things and sees all things, and he is beside you, giving you the strength and perseverance needed to make it through the darkest of nights. You are never alone.
“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.”Psalm 43:5
When you feel like you’re fighting your battles alone, ask God to reveal his presence to you, and take courage knowing that the king of kings and lord of lords is fighting alongside you. More importantly, remember to praise God for who he has been in this season and the ways he has given you hope and strength to make it through the battles you’ve been facing.
Remember, you’re never alone.
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