Psalm 42 and 43

These two psalms were probably originally one. Notice the thrice-repeated refrain (42:5, 11; 43:5).

  1. What phrase does the psalmist repeat four times in these two psalms to describe his spiritual condition? What were the chief causes of his sorrow, and what his chief desire?
  2. What can we learn from the psalmist’s example as to how to deal with depression in our lives?