Maybe you need to ask yourself that same question today and then celebrate the answer, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God…”
May I give us all an action step this morning?
One of the best things that we can do when we feel a downcast attitude coming on is to switch from defense to offense. Now, hear me out! Instead of sitting around and waiting for someone else to encourage you out of your bummed out state of mind, why not go on the attack and encourage someone else whose spirit is low! When we venture away from our dilemma – even for just a few minutes -- to be a blessing to someone else -- we will often find that our situation is not nearly as overwhelming as we have made it out to be.
That is why Paul is so adamant in his words found in 1st Thessalonians 5:11 and 14, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing … and encourage the timid…”