I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
(P.B.V.: "When I am in heaviness, I will think upon God"): —
I. THE HAPPINESS AND REASONABLENESS OF TURNING OUR THOUGHTS TO GOD IN GENERAL.
II. ADVERSITY HAS ITS PECULIAR ADVANTAGES, TO BRING US TO A JUST SENSE OF GOD, AND OUR DUTY TO HIM.
1. Adversity will make us, however unwilling, reflect and descend into ourselves.
2. Adversity puts our virtue to the test, and proves the sincerity of it.
3. Adversity is of service to disengage our minds from earthly pursuits, and to fix our thoughts where true joys are to be found. Convinced by melancholy proof of the insufficiency of worldly things, we take sanctuary in the fulness of the Divine sufficiency.
(J. Seed, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.