Why are you downcast, O my soul?

Psalm 42:5-11

Why are you downcast, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation and my God.

My soul is cast down within me;
    therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
    from Mount Mizar.
 Deep calls to deep
    at the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your waves
    have gone over me.
 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
    and at night his song is with me,
    a prayer to the God of my life.
I say to God, my rock:
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
    because of the oppression of the enemy?”
 As with a deadly wound in my bones,
    my adversaries taunt me,
while they say to me all the day long,
    “Where is your God?”

 Why are you downcast, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation and my God.

God give me peace in when my soul is downcast. Grant me joy when it is in turmoil within me. Remind me when I feel forgot that you never leave me nor forsake me. I will hope in you always.

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