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“Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!” (Psalm 43:3, ESV).

            This short psalm carries on the themes of Psalm 42, observing the distress and isolation of the psalmist (vv.1-2), and ending with the same summons to hope (v.5; cf. Ps. 42:5, 11).  In the middle is this prayer for God’s mercy to draw him near, which is followed with the hope of renewed joyful worship (v.4).  We need the merciful leading of God, who can deliver us from all distress.

            May the Lord draw you ever nearer to Himself.  In all our sins, struggles, and fears, He is our hope and our Redeemer.  May He bless you with peace and the joy of His presence as you go through this day.