Dealing with Disappointment – 8/29/20

Nate Crew

Psalm 42:5-6 – “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. My soul is cast down within me; therefore, I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar” 


The summary of verse 6 goes something like this: I remember you from far away in the land of Jordan, I see the high mountains from this little hill. He desired to be back in the sanctuary, in the land of Israel where God’s presence dwelled, but he wasn’t even close both physically and metaphorically. The gap between expectations and reality, between desire and reality, was very wide.

How true is this for us? I wish to be over there but here I sit. And I don’t know how I will get there and I don’t know what to do now with my sorrow. One of the things we will see from this passage is that when a good solution seems far away, a great Savior is very near. When we think about what we do not have, we need to remember what we do have