Why are you cast down?

Psalms Bible Background

Old Testament: Psa 42.11

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 41–43 on July 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

We get down and depressed, and we wonder why. We question ourselves. The psalmist had the same experience, but he also pointed toward the solution:

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.

– Psalm 42.11

See his confusion? See also his solution? He saw God as his hope, that God would help his downtrodden countenance, because Yahweh was his God.

Talk to yourself in the same way. Remind yourself of who your God is and how he can help you.

Questions:

  • Why do you get cast down?
  • How has God helped you in the past?

To subscribe go to EmailDevotionals.com and click “Follow”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s