The result of yielding ourselves to the examination of God’s light and truth is shown to produce results in Psalm 43. Here we find out that they lead us, part of the struggle of addiction is that there is no clear direction for life that is known. Likewise a depressed person is wandering aimlessly. Life has no meaning or purpose, but God’s Word gives a leading a purpose when it is applied to our lives. David goes on to show where God’s Word leads us, first He says to God’s holy hills, then to God’s tabernacles, and then to His altar.
There is a natural progression of restoration that is presented here. First he comes to the holy hills, that is the city of Zion, then he comes to the tabernacles, that is the place of God’s presence, and then to the altar, that is the place of my acknowledgment of God. In everything there is a progression of accomplishing the goal.
The goal in Psalm 42 was close fellowship, here God reveals that in order to have that close fellowship you first have to get in the right proximity of God’s will and reject the lies of the enemy. Then you must come to the place of worshiping Him as He should be worshiped. Once you have been brought to this place you will find what you have been searching for all along.
As David says in the last verse of Psalm 43, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” There is health for your countenance, and hope for your soul in God if you will obey Him and allow Him to search you and accept His truth.