Talk To Yourself! Scripture Memory Song of the Week: Psalm 43:5

D. Martyn Lloyd-.Jones once said: “Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?”

When David was in distress he talked to himself. He exhorted himself to hope in God because a time would come when God would come through for him and David would praise him. This week’s Scripture memory verse has helped me again and again in my life as I have sought to do what David did, and encourage myself every day with God’s truths.

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Psalm 43:5

You can listen to it here:


Here’s one of the ways I memorize Scripture. Using the app Evernote (which you can get for free) I created a notebook called Scripture Memory. I open that notebook, create a new note, then drag the Scripture Memory Song mp3 into the note. I also write the verse and reference in the note as well, so I can both listen to the song and read the verse. When I want to review my verses I can pull them up, listen to them and read the verses as well.

I also write each verse on a 3×5 card. I keep the cards in packs of 5, and usually focus on one particular pack of 5 every day for a week. During that week I also review other packs, but only after reviewing the main pack for that week first.

To listen to and download previous Scripture Songs, click on “Scripture Memorization” at the top.

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Mark Altrogge

I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.