Longing for God (insp. by Psalm 42)

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Like a human who is dying of thirst, my heart is crying to you, God.
My heart is thirsty for God, the living God. When do I finally meet you face to face? My tears are my daily bread, because my enemies always ask me: Where is your God?
When I realize that, my heart is crying, for I’m longing for my friends at home. Together with them I want to praise you in the service. Here I’m foreign.

My heart, why are you so sad, why do you worry so much?
Trust in God! For I will still thank him, that he is with me and helps me.

My God, my heart is sad, for I must constantly think of you here in the outland. I’m going down here, I‘m drowning in sadness. Nevertheless: You promised me your goodness, and at night I pray to you God, you my life. God you are my rock, why have you forgotten me? Why do you allow, that my enemies make me such sad? They mellow me, when they ask me daily: Where is your God?

My heart, why are you so sad, why do you worry so much? Trust in God! For I will still thank him, that he is with me and helps me.