HOPE IN GOD!
Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? —Genesis 4:6
So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in custody in his master’s house, “Why are your faces downcast today?” —Genesis 40:7
She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast. —I Samuel 1:18
When people are brought low and you say, ‘Lift them up!’ then he will save the downcast. —Job 22:29
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. —Psalm 42:5
My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon–from Mount Mizar. —Psalm 42:6
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. —Psalm 42:11
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. —Psalm 43:5
He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. —Luke 24:17
Being downcast, dejected, depressed, sad, disappointed, discouraged, unhappy, dismayed occurs because of the actions of people that affect themselves or us, circumstances that happen to others or us, a feeling that God has abandon us or our way is not acceptable to Him. We feel… blaaa, blaa and a heaviness inside.
Now here’s the key for us not to be bound feeling like this. It is very simple to say, but it is the truth. Put your hope in God! Not in the feelings, not in the circumstances and not in people. No, put your hope in God alone! He has said that He would be with us to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20) and that He would never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). When we are feeling blaaa it is because of a wrong focus. Regardless of the circumstances and people our hope is to be in God. Let us keep our focus on Him and His desires. Yes, Dear Father, may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugD0i5Y3cw8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f2FXxDVO6w