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Why Are You in Despair?

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become restless and disturbed within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.

Psalm 42:5 (AMP)

Are people who talk to themselves crazy? If you think so, let’s take a second look through the lens of scripture. Read the Psalms to see the many times King David did just that! He often talked to his soul; most times, it was to ask why his soul was upset, restless, or in despair. He also gave himself pep talks in the Lord. When he was down or felt defeated, he would say, “I will yet praise the Lord.” He knew how to look at life from the end of a problem, not the beginning. He encouraged himself by putting his confidence in the Lord.

When circumstances dictate the quality of our lives, we succumb to the darkness of this world. Restlessness robs you of God’s peace and contentment. It’s a sign that you are working at life too hard instead of enjoying the presence of God in your life. If you change how you look at life, your life will change. A greater awareness that God is in you, dwelling within your born-again spirit, will elevate you. Pray that God will strengthen your spirit so you can reign in this life rather than capitulate to your soul’s emotions and false judgments. You, too, can tell your soul to straighten up and align with God’s word.

Never doubt the love God has for you. Stay grounded in His word. Do not allow your soul, emotions, and complicated logic to control you; instead, hope in God, expecting Him to come through for you. Praise Him now for the outcome later. God sees and hears you, and He is with you. Stay connected to Him spirit to Spirit, and be not afraid of your circumstances, for they are subject to change for the better!


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