The God of My Life
“Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and
my prayer unto the God of my life.” (Psalm 42:7-8)
The yearning of the Psalmist’s soul for God is the keynote of Psalm 42. “As a hart [small deer] longs
for flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, 0 God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” All of us
have felt that yearning, especially in the great crises of life. It is the deepest yearning of man’s being, and no
man can truly live until that yearning is satisfied. As Augustine said, “Thou hast made us for Thyself, 0 God,