Podcast #192: “Oh My Soul” by Casting Crowns

Giving Our Souls a Good Talking To in Psalm 42

The waters of our soul are deep. The cry of the song “Oh My Soul” by Casting Crowns reminds us that we can bare our souls to the One who created us inside and out. If we spend some time tending to our souls, we can experience the faithfulness of God in the deepest places of our being.

The Psalms include many soul-baring moments, and Psalm 42 contains and example of this. It won’t be hard to relate to the psalmist this week!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
  • The story behind the writing of the song “Oh My Soul” – YouTube Video
  • The cry of the heart of David that inspired us to consider all of Psalm 42 – Psalm 42:11
  • My favorite lyric – “There’s a place where fear has to face the God you know.”
  • What exactly is our soul?
  • Some characteristics of a soul:
    • Our soul can worship God – Psalm 103:1, Luke 1:46-47
    • Our soul can pray to God – 1 Samuel 1:15
    • Our soul can love God – Deuteronomy 6:5, Mark 12:30
    • Our soul can rejoice and delight in God – Psalm 35:9, Isaiah 61:10
    • Our soul can desire God’s Word – Psalm 119:20, Psalm 119:167
    • Our soul can long and thirst for God – Psalm 42:1-2
    • Our soul can hope in God – Psalm 42:5
  • The poetic picture of longing for God from our very depths – Psalm 42:1,2
  • The opposite of longing for God
  • The example of Psalm 42 when faced with deep sorrow and outside jeers
    • Remember God’s faithfulness
    • Pour out your soul to God
  • Giving our souls a good talking to


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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch official lyric video on YouTube below.

Additional Resources

This Week’s Challenge

Read Psalm 42 for yourself. Try the BITE of reading it in several versions. Then use the BITE of reading it several times — repetition helps it sink in. In the midst of your sorrow, pour your soul out to God, remember His faithfulness, and declare to your own soul WHO He is.

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