The lyrics are based off of Psalm 42:1, “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.”, It is a beautiful song which highlights the truth that the Lord is the ultimate desire of the human heart. III. There is the experience of indigenous peoples around the world, of having people from elsewhere come in and claim your land as their land, and experiences of forcible confinement on land where free roaming used to be possible. There are no upcoming events at this time. Provision. Have you ever been really thirsty, for water? Partnered with God; was blessed. 42:3. b) God has forgotten him. Our landlady, who had come from Calgary to the coast many years earlier, gleefully proclaimed “oh, Prairie people – you’re going to be cold all winter this first year.” She was absolutely right, no amount of layering could insulate us flatlanders from the wet cold. --David said, "My soul thirsts for the living God.". --David was not ashamed to confess the Lord! Panting. --Water from Granddad's pump, I recall, best of all. Psalm 42. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1962. And it reminded us of the deep, familial connection that such a place engenders with God. What’s amazing is that we can read in the Bible about God’s people who went through extreme difficulties which God brought them through. And why are you disquieted within me? Similar stories of the old Scots being derided are told by the founding Minister of this congregation, Dr. Charles Gordon/Ralph Connor in his books, Glengarry School Days and The Girl from Glengarry. In these times we need to be reminded of what we already know to be true. Here’s what they are saying, (v.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?”. Church Phone: 403-678-5354 Although the present might be full of pain, the Lord who holds the future in his hands has good planned for those who put their trust in him. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. His promises? 1) He cannot go now, but he gets strength from remembering. We know that the Lord satisfies our soul. Look at Psalm 42. Trish Campney – Office Admin Thirsty, from walking. So pants my soul for You, O God. If his situation wasn’t bad enough, he deals with constant mocking and ridicule from those who want to see him fail, from those who are happy to see him in pain and misery. --Calls for wisdom. In godly living, let's "thirst" for God's provisions. --Your family not going well. Instead of fighting against God’s work in us, we would learn to work with him. However, when we ourselves are faced with the fiery trials, we are susceptible to doubt. I wanted to seal it in my mind.” (As related to Lindsay Terry, author of The Sacrifice of Praise: The Stories Behind the Greatest Praise and Worship Songs of All Time). Deceives. “I had a roommate at CFNI who was a very vibrant Christian. Apr 21, 2007. I headed for Dallas, Texas and Christ For the Nations Institute. When we see the Lord for who he really is, we hunger and thirst to be in his presence. --Not some little quick, ditty. Do everything on our part. Then we were reminded by our pilgrimage guides, Andrew Mayes and Richard LeSueur, that roughly 85-90% of the action in the Bible takes place on this rocky, hilly, unforgiving territory. But our hearts and our minds lie to us. Do you remember what it was like when you first met the Lord how you couldn’t seem to get enough of the Bible, of worship and of serving in ministry? This is a particularly beautiful place, a nature reserve in present days, yet all the Psalmist can do is lament their separation from God. Although the trials we face make us feel like we are far from God, he always with us. LOOK BEYOND THE PROBLEM - AGONIZE OVER IT. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.” May this be so, Alleluia and Amen. Greg Wooley – Minister Hunted. Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him It is when we feel far from the Lord that we truly hunger for him the most. When God doesn’t work when we want him to work, our hope in him takes a hit. A cloud hangs over you, and you can’t seem to find a way out of the depression and discouragement. --A conversation ensues - and Jesus told her, "Whoever --"My soul thirsts for God, the living God" (v 2). Desire it. Sermon: September 2, 2018 – Psalm 42 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley. Look at it, as God does. It made absolute sense for us to go “away” for seminary, to experience the world from a somewhat different angle. Canmore, Alberta, T1W 2B1. Both very thirsty. To the Chief Musician. If so, then what do we make of a cast down soul that is calling upon God? Psalm 42 & 43 and Selected Scriptures. --Not just analyze, agonize, but organize it with God! Loved ones. --Satan allures. For His care of us. One of the tried and true deceptions that we hear rattling around in our minds is this: “If God really loved me…he wouldn’t let me go through this painful experience.”. --Let's not leave it all up to God.