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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,