Praise is one of the most human things we can do, and one of the most godly things we can do - it is the default stance of the Psalms. And so in this Psalm, we join the Psalmist in his calling the whole earth to praise the living and true God, because of his greatness and his graciousness.
Have you ever felt like God is far away? Have you wondered if he remembers you? Have you prayed and wondered if anyone hears you? In psalms 42 & 43 we have a prayer of longing for God’s presence. It’s a song to sing in the darkness; it’s a song that we all need to sing in some seasons of our lives. How does this song help us to connect with God through dark times — to find what we so desperately need to survive — and even to grow more deeply connected to him through them?