Once again, I’m loving The Message’s interpretation of the Bible.
While reading Psalm 42 today I came across a familiar verse, but this time I read it in The Message version:
Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God – soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God. – Psalm 42:5
Wow. God’s just been amazing me lately. Later on, in verses 6-8, David talks about how when he’s down in the dumps, he just recalls what God has done & what he knows about God. Sure, his situation may not change, but he remembers God’s faithfulness & who he is, and he realizes he no longer needs to be crying the blues.
Fix my eyes on God. Soon I’ll be praising again. Yeah, I need to remember to do that. There’s a lot to praise God for. My previous post alone is proof of that. God is good. He’s my God. And he is (or can be) yours too.