Why are you in despair?…Hope in God

“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 ‭42‬:‭11‬ ESV)

Often the reason our soul becomes cast down and in turmoil within us is because we put our hope in worldly things rather than God.

We become burdened and upset when things don’t go as we want or hoped they would go. So we worry. We have no peace or rest for our souls.

Many times these worries and burdens are over things that are out of our control. It is as if we subconsciously believe that the energy we spend worrying will somehow cause a positive outcome for the thing we are concerned about.

The remedy for worry and despair in our souls is to hope in God. To put our faith and trust in Him. To understand that He is working and to rest in His work. To believe that He is working for our good and the good of those who are called by Him.

Often we don’t understand His work and are impatient to wait on it. That is what faith and trust is about.

So turn your soul’s despair into dancing by putting your hope in God today.