Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 26, 2018

Down Cast

Filed under: depression,God,Holy Spirit,love,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:14 pm

Psalms 42:11 11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me? ( NIV)

The day after Christmas or any other major occasion quite often is followed by a day of depression and disappointment.  It might be we didn’t get what we were hoping for.  It might be we didn’t have the people or person around us we were wanting.  Whatever the outward reason, the inward reason is we are into our self.  We still put the world around the me factor.  It is the me factor that is our worst enemy.  As we read all of Psalm 42, we see the Psalmist making a change of direction.  Instead of looking at himself he redirects his eyes on God.  If we are down because we think we’re alone, we are wrong.   God has said He will never leave us.  He is more than close.  He is in us, living in us in the Person of His Holy Spirit.  If we think were down because we didn’t get what we wanted we are wrong.  He has promised to supply all our needs.  Our presumed wants beyond our needs need to be re-evaluated.  We have a choice today, after the day of celebration of the first coming or our God to this earth.  We can choose to celebrate His Presence each and every day and take our joy through that fact or we can choose to wallow in self-centered love.  Let us put our presumed disappointments behind and be thankful and joyful for the very real and personal love of God, the Creator of all that was, is and will ever be.

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