This week's encouragement

For the music director, a contemplative song of the sons of Korah.

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O G-d.

My soul thirsts for G-d, for the living G-d. When will I come and appear before G-d?

My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all day: “Where is your G-d?”

These things I remember as I pour out my soul within me.

For I used to go along with the throng, walking with them to the House of G-d,

with a voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a festival.

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why are you murmuring within me?

Hope in G-d, for I will yet praise Him, for the salvation of His presence.

My G-d, my soul is downcast within me!

Therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan and from the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mitzar.

Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls. All Your waves and breakers have swept over me.

By day Adonai commands His love, and at night His song is with me— a prayer to the G-d of my life.

I will say to G-d my Rock:

“Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go about mourning, under the oppression of the enemy?”

As with a crushing in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, by saying to me all day, “Where is your G-d?”

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why are you murmuring within me?

Hope in G-d, for I will yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance and my G-d.

- Psalm 42

This psalm was a great encouragement today. In the midst of great trials, I pray that we too can remind our weary souls to hope in G-d. He is our salvation. He is worthy of praise. May we deeply desire more of Him as tangibly as we hunger and thirst. When we pour out our downcast souls before Him, we are assured that He will hear and restore.

Torah & Times

Weekly Readings: 

TORAH: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3–27:34)

HAFTARAH:  Jeremiah 16:19–17:14

BRIT CHADASHAH: Matthew 16:20–28

Shabbat Times:

Friday, May 27, 2022 - Holiday Begins at 7:58 pm

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - Holiday Ends at 9:03 pm

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