To the Director: An instruction[a] of the Sons of Korah.
Hope in God When Times of Trouble Come
42 As an antelope pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When may I come and appear in God’s presence? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while people[b] keep asking me all day long, “Where is your God?”
4 These things I will recall as I pour out my troubles[c] within me: I used to go with the crowd in a procession to the house of God, accompanied with shouts of joy and thanksgiving.
5 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for once again I will praise him, since his presence saves me. 6 My God, my soul feels depressed[d] within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of Jordan, from the heights of Hermon, even from the foothills.[e] 7 Deep waters call out to what is deeper still;[f] at the roar of your waterfalls all your breakers and your waves swirled over me.
8 By day the Lord will command his gracious love, and by night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. 9 I will ask God, my Rock, “Why have you forsaken me? Why do I go around mourning under the enemy’s oppression?” 10 Like the shattering of my bones are the taunts of my oppressors, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
11 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for once again I will praise him, since his presence saves me and he is my God.
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