Psalm 43:1-3 (JDV)
Psalm 43:1 Settle my case, God, and champion my cause against an unfaithful nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust person.
Psalm 43:2 You see, you are the God I take refuge in. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about sorrowing because of the enemy’s oppression?
Psalm 43:3 Send your light and your truth; let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy mountain, to your dwelling place.
The psalmist takes it personal when bad things happen to him, and places the blame on God. He considers it rejection, and asks God why it has happened. I can understand him feeling that way. You see, when you have a relationship with God, and you search for his truth in his word, and discover that truth in the gospel of Jesus Christ, you come to expect good things to happen to you, not bad things.
Then, when bad things do happen, it is only natural for you to go to the God you know, and try to find out what he’s up to. You cannot believe that things just happen. The God you know is not a victim of happenstance.
So, in the midst of your questioning and wondering in God’s face, you seek light and guidance. Don’t feel ashamed of doing that. That is exactly what he wants you to do. Trusting God does not mean distancing yourself from him – especially during the hard times. He has a reason for everything that happens. Stay with him until you learn the reason.
Lord, we are here again, looking for your light and guidance. We know you want us to know, so we are not going away until we do.