Part 3 | Singing the Song of Personal Lament
This Psalm is one of Personal Lament. The first line, "As the deer pants for the water" pictures a deer's great thirst; just like our souls can thirst for help from God. The writer's depression and frustrated complaint are spoken, but his expression of pain turns to faith when he pauses to reflect on this great question, "Why are you cast down my soul? Why are you in turmoil within me?" This Sunday we will look at this Psalm Song to identify some of the causes of spiritual depression as well as what can be the cure.