Monday, March 7, 2011

Daily devotional: Put my hope in God

Scripture
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.
Psalm 43:5 NIV

Observation
The one who trusts in God can still get caught in depression, but there is beautiful hope to be had. God will bring us to His dwelling place. He will be our joy and our delight, and we will praise Him (vv. 3-4)!

Application
When I find myself downcast and disturbed, put my hope in God. Remember the temporary nature of any troubles I face and be encouraged by my Rock and the eternity I look forward to with my Lord and my Savior.

Prayer
Lord, You are my hope and my refuge. I get distracted and sometimes downcast, so thank you for encouraging me with these words. Thank you that I can put my hope in You, knowing the good things You have in store for me. I can't wait for that day I get to be with You in heaven for all eternity. But until that day, please help me to make the most of every opportunity, and see everything through heavenward lenses, with Your perspective. I love you!

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