As the deer pants for the water brooks

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” (Psalm 42:2-3)

I would guess that this passage from Psalm 42 really fits how many of you are feeling now, and expressing your emotions. Many of us are like deer seeking for “sweet water” in the dry valley. We are panting for a key to open the door, for support to fix our situation, for voices to call on justice, or for the power to change our lives.

For example, in the process of an asylum application, sometimes we come to a dead end. A big “NEGATIVE” seems to stand in our path. We try knocking on every possible door, pulling every single string, or try to figure out some idea that might open even a narrow space so that we can sneak around the big “negative”. We thirst for that sweet water we call “grace”.

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