Day 185 - Psalm 42

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V.1-3 This is a picture of a believer who is searching for something — and he doesn’t know what it is. He had the first joy of his salvation, but now, somehow, he doesn’t have the joy any more. But he finds that even the searching is beginning to bring relief. What he is really searching for is God, Himself. And he finds that the searching is bringing the joy! And don’t we find the same thing? The circumstances around us may be nice, but they don’t satisfy. Only the Lord satisfies. So when the Lord sends us something which our old nature doesn’t like, we discover that the Lord is trying to teach us that our new life only finds total satisfaction in Christ, and Christ alone. So we are learning from this Psalm is that when we put out of our life the things we know are not pleasing to Him, then real joy is given us by God Himself