Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Why is My Soul Downcast?
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
It is one of those days. You know those that creep up slowly on you and before you turn around you know it has already hit you. I am talking about the downcast soul. Things are great on the home front. Things are great in the ministry. Also, we got some great news today that will bless our family in big ways. All of God's well laid plan. Yet, the downcast soul hangs on. It looms over me like a coat of despair. I am trying to shed its ugly hold but it not the shedding type. It "feels" bad. But again, it is an emotion. I am reminded by this Psalm that no matter what I may "feel" like I will put my hope in Him. I will praise Him. That is the cure. That is what will cause the gloom to depart. So I wave it goodbye in faith. God is bigger than the coat of despair. I have clothed myself with Christ and you despair are not welcome. You make things too stuffy. You see I am free. So off you go.