“Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:1
Not gonna lie, I’m feeling down today. I often wonder why I feel this way. I have no reason to really–just the circumstances of life, I suppose. Disappointments, failures, various hurts.
Looking to God’s Word, especially in the Psalms, I know I am far from the only one who has ever experienced these desperate feelings. For me, many times, the reason is because I have foolishly placed my hope in things other than God–people, situations, circumstances.
God is the only One who can truly offer us Hope and He does this constantly no matter what is going on in the world around us. What an amazing thing!
Now, if only I can remember that…
My Savior and My God, thank You for the wonderful reminders in Your Word. Lord, You offer us the wonderful, amazing gift of Hope, no matter what is going on in our lives. We can always hope in You and I thank You for that. You are truly amazing! Amen