Talking to myself, or to God?
In the Word
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
Of the Word
Do you talk to yourself? Someone jokingly answered, “Of course I do. That’s the only way I hear the right answers.” Seriously, however, people caught talking to themselves might be thought to be a bit deranged.
The psalmist talked to himself, asking, “Why are you so hopeless? Why are you so depressed?” He also gave himself a solution: Put your hope in God … (Psalm 43:5b).
In the wee hours of the morning when infomercials reign, all kinds of self-help programs are advertised to a bleary-eyed audience. All make big promises, and some do offer helpful insights, but there is no substitute for the real thing: in the face of hopelessness, we have a sure and present hope given to us through faith in Jesus Christ.
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, when I am downcast and discouraged, help me turn to You. Help me to remember that You are my help, my hope and my salvation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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