Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Why are you in such turmoil? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:11
This question and response appears also in Psalm 42:5 and Psalm 43:5. The psalmist is speaking to himself in an effort to bring comfort and security. In answer, to the questions focusing on his depression, he literally commands himself to hope in God. This means waiting on God during a time of crisis, trusting that he will answer prayer. The point the psalmist seems to be making is that there was no reason for his depression if God was his “Savior”. The fact that he repeated this several times shows the difficulty of internalizing this truth. Which is something that most of us struggle with today. We forget that as followers of Christ that God is our Savior and that we have nothing to worry about or fret over. And we need reminders like the words of Psalm 42:5, Psalm 42:11 and Psalm 43:5. Remember this today, hope in God is the answer to the troubles that you are facing.