Psalm 42:1-2 (NKJV)
1. “To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. As the deer pants for the water brooks, 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?”
Here the Psalmist expresses his deepest longings to be alone with God. His soul is driven by his thirst for the Presence of the living God.
This is an excellent picture of intimacy and the effects that regular time alone with God has on those who converse with Him often.
He uses the analogy of a deer driven by thirst for water, its longings will not allow it to rest until it has found a brook to drink from.
The deer will drink until it’s fully satisfied and is refreshed. Are you like the deer when it comes to drinking the water of life?
“Is your longing to be alone with God stronger than my longing for the water brooks?” – So says the deer.
When was the last time your desire was so strong to the point you were driven to meet with God, the lover of your soul? …It’s Just a Thought – JSP
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