Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
I can remember when You showed Your face to me
As a deer pants for water so my soul thirsts for You
And when I behold Your glory You so faithfully renew
Like a bed of rest for my fainting flesh
I am satisfied in You
"God, I do not understand this world
Everything is dying and broken
Why do I see nothing but suffering?
"God, I'm asking could this be Your plan?
Sin has taken hold of this whole land
Will You not say anything else to me?"
"Fear not!" is one of the most common commands/encouragements in the Scriptures. And overwhelmingly, it is said like this: "Fear not! Because God is with you, for you, will support you!" When there is fear of circumstance or of possible danger and uncertainty, God presents Himself as the solution. He is the remedy to faithless fear.
Be Thou exalted over my reputation'Cause applause is a poor form of soul medication