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 NIV
Why do I fret? Worry devours peace, anxiety robs sleep. Why are you downcast, oh my soul? Where is your hope?
Hope in God! Hope in God!
The year’s been bumpy already, you know? Ever have a string of events that feel like crashing breakers? The fierce waters erode what I thought were solid foundations. But, in the middle of one of these tides, God showed me something amazing.
He fights for me.
Wow. I don’t know if you’ve ever realized that. He doesn’t just protect me, He fights for me.
That changes things. I don’t have to figure out how to do these battles. He fights for me. I don’t have to worry that my strength will fail. He fights for me. I don’t have to lie anxiously scheming out a plan. He fights for me.
Why am I downcast then? There’s not a good reason. Praise Jesus, the warrior who has fought to the other side of death. He fought for me.