Who Ya Gonna Call?

I think most of us quietly said to ourselves, “Ghostbusters!” That’s why I gave this post the title I gave it. But what I want to talk about today is a time when things aren’t going very well in David’s life. In Psalm 42 things are not going well. David is in distress. The psalm speaks to David calling out to God. I want to focus on some familiar verses in the very beginning of the psalm: As the deer pants for the water brooks,  So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? I’ve sang these words in a little chorus that begins with “As the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after you”. It’s probably familiar to some of you. But as I sit here typing this I’m confessing that my soul doesn’t “pant” for God as often as I think it should. As a pastor for over 26 years I can say that I frequently pant for the activity of God. I want Him to save people, to heal people, to at least have them attend Sunday morning J I want God to do stuff but do I really want God?   In times of distress do I really want just the presence of God? Is that enough? For me, not so much; at least not as much as I think it should be. I’ve said before, “Can Jesus really be all we need until He is all we have?” I’m not sure. Jesus has never been “all that I have” so perhaps I don’t really know what David is feeling here. But I would hope that my heart could desire Him without having to lose everything else. How about you?


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