The Elixir

Psalm 42:1-6

1 As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and behold
the face of God?
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me continually,
“Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I went with the throng,
and led them in procession to the house of God,
with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving,
a multitude keeping festival.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my help 6 and my God.”  NRSV

I have to believe we have all been there. Spiritually bankrupt. Dining on our own tears. Our souls “cast down.” The way up (or out) of these low points in our lives, according to the Psalmist, is to join our sisters and brothers of faith in worship, service, celebration, and praise of God, even when we don’t feel like it. God-focused fellowship is a time-trusted elixir for a spiritually starved soul.

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