Psalm 43: Jael Draikdan

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Recently I read Psalm 43, and couldn’t help but think of Jael Draikdan‘s story. I was amazed. Jael could have been the author of Psalm 43. The words told Jael’s story, and showed her heart.






Psalm 43

1 Vindicate me, O God,

And plead my cause against an ungodly nation;

Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

2 For you are the God of my strength;

Why do You cast me off?

Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

3 Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!

Let them lead me;

Let them bring me to Your holy hill

And to Your tabernacle.

4 Then I will go to the alter of God,

To God my exceeding joy;

And on a harp I will praise You,

O God, my God.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?

And why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God;

For I shall yet praise Him,

The help of my countenance and my God.


2 Responses

  1. Kayla Lawrence

    Hey! I just read Psalm 43 myself and thought about a story character of mine who would easily say it too!

    • C. A. Peetz

      Isn’t that cool? How God gives us our stories? Then we read something like Psalm 43 and we suddenly realize, “God must have given me that idea.” Because we read it after we “came up with” a character, and then we find out we didn’t come up with anything after all! It’s amazing that God would give us stories to write, when He didn’t have to. And as if that wasn’t enough, just when we’re not sure we can go on, He shows us something like Psalm 43 to show us that writing isn’t silly, that He gave us the story.
      P.S. Thanks for commenting! It made my day to know that you have had a similar thing happen to you.