Sunday, July 09, 2006

Why Art Thou Cast Down

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” Psalm 42:5

At times we become discouraged and cast down in our souls.  This happens to those who believe and trust Christ as well as those who do not.  The difference, however, between the two is that we who trust Him have a refuge and hope for tomorrow.  Sometimes one faces things in life that there seems to be no answer to, and there may not be as far as the rational mind can conceive.  However, we serve the God who created the universe, and has all things under his feet.  He started all of this and he will finish it.  That’s for certain!  The important thing is, what, as man, will we do about this?  Will you continue to go on in your despondency and try to “party” your way out while only making the problem worse or will you fly to the Creator and Savior for help and strength who has all solutions to all problems!  

If you’re down in your soul, you’re not the first.  David was as you can see from the verse at the beginning.  Others were as well but they had a hope in God and could feel it in their souls as they prayed.  Living for Christ is not just an academic experience but an experience of true life and the power of his Spirit.  One can only feel that power when he/she actually gives her heart to him and trusts in him as Savior and Lord.  

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