Psalms 42-43

Praying for God’s deliverance and restoration.

42:1–5 Yearning to worship God
42:6–11 A troubled heart cries to God
43:1–5 Praying to God for deliverance and restoration

  • Psalms 42–43 most likely were originally one psalm; Psalm 43 has no superscription whereas every psalm in this section does. Also, the refrain is repeated in 42:5, 11; 43:5.
  • What did the psalmist do when he was in despair?
  • How do you respond when in despair or disturbed? Who should you respond? Why?