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In Psalms 42-43, the Psalmist remembers times when he enjoyed God and praised his name, but mourned how that feeling had completely dried up. But in this state, he takes his soul to task: “Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Saviour and my God.” In this, we can see a picture of how he took a few steps forward in the darkness of depression; he talked back to his depressed soul, and reminded himself of the Gospel–the hope that one day he would be able to praise his Saviour and his God again.