Today’s Encouragement is Psalm 42:11 NLT “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again- my Savior and my God!”
I will –
This Psalm recognizes/reveals an important truth…
He asks himself: Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?
What’s wrong with me? My attitude stinks, I have lost hope! I feel like giving up…
He’s discouraged, depressed, down, and giving up.
But in asking himself, he suddenly realizes what he needs to do! And makes the decision (his circumstances and feelings haven’t changed!)
I know what I need to do! – I will put my hope in God! – I will praise him again-
He is my Savior and my God!
The answer to our discouragement, sadness, grief, depression, sorrow, doubts, fears… every malady known to man… Is it possible? Is this –
Choose/Decide to put your Hope in God! And Praise Him… again and again… and proclaim Him as your own Savior and your God!
So, my friends, when you find yourself, as we all do at times, at the bottom, in the fog, depressed, sorrowful, doubting, hopeless… consider that there is a better way… Raise your eyes to Heaven, choose to believe again, choose to have hope in Him and praise Him for who He is!
Father God, please help your children to surrender our emotions and feelings to Your Love and Your Hope. Help us to praise you and so be lifted out of sadness, discouragement, or despair… You are our Hope!