Sunday, December 9, 2012

Quote about Psalm 42

Psalm 42 is one of my favorite psalms, because I'm often kind of downcast/fearful and it encourages me to hope in God. Here is a good quote about 42:7  by John Bunyan:

"Deep calleth unto deep." What's that?  Why, it is expressed in the verse before: "O God," says he, "my soul is cast down within me." "Down," that is deep into the jaws of distrust and fear.  And, Lord, my soul in this depth of sorrow, calls for help to thy depth of mercy.  For though I am sinking and am going down, yet not so low but that thy mercy is yet underneath me.  Do, of thy compassions, open those everlasting arms, and catch him that has no help or stay in himself.  For so it is with one that is falling into a well or a dungeon.'