As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him?Psalm 42:1-2

Psalm 42 was written from a place of agony and desperation. “God, do you see me?” is the heart behind the psalm. I’m sure that you’re familiar with that type of desperation. There are seasons in our lives where God seems silent. In fact, the psalmist compares this feeling to that of being in a drought. Maybe you’re having trouble making ends meet financially. Or maybe things at work aren’t going well. Maybe there’s discord in your home or in your relationships. Notice what the psalmist does with his desperation; rather than looking around at his circumstances and allowing himself to feel stuck, he turns his eyes to the Father and redirects the attention of his desperation. He is honest about where he’s at and cries out to the only One who is able to sustain Him. So rather than crying out for a solution to His problem - he cries out to God because he understands that He is the only one that quench his thirst.

Perhaps you find yourself in a weary place, allow me to challenge you to turn your affections towards Jesus. Cry out for more than a solution to your problem - cry out for the living God to breathe life to dead places. He is able to make rivers in the desert and ways in the wilderness! Allow your faith to be stirred and your mind to be renewed as we approach this year’s worship conference.

Prayer: Lord, though I may be weary, I know You are working for my good. Stir up my faith and renew my mind today. Amen.

Continue to pray for the hearts that are coming to GT Worship Conference.


-Briana DuPree