"As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God."
"I will never fail you, I will never abandon you." (Hebrews 13:5)
"I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him?"
"So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God." (Hebrews 4:16)
"Day and night I have only tears for food, while my enemies continually taunt me, saying, 'Where is this God of yours?'"
"I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love…indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)
"My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be…"
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed." (Psalms 34:18)
"I walked among the crowds of worshipers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks amid the sound of a great celebration!"
"Yet in the empty streets…there will be heard once more the sound of joy and laughter. The joyful voices…will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the LORD." (Jeremiah 33:10-11)
"Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again – my Savior and my God!"
"But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last." (Job 19:25)
"Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you…"
"Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given...his chosen ones." (Psalms 105:5-6)
"I hear the tumult of the raging seas as your waves and surging tides sweep over me."
"Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it." (Song of Songs 8:7)
"But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life."
"The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." (Lamentations 3:22-23)
"'O God my rock,' I cry, 'Why have you forgotten me? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies?' Their taunts break my bones. They scoff, 'Where is this God of yours?'"
"But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD'S victory. He is with you…" (2 Chronicles 20:17)
"Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?"
"This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
"I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again – my Savior and my God!"
"But those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)
(Dialogue taken from Psalms 42, New Living Translation, c. 2007)
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