“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance” (Psalms 42:5).
King David found himself in a depressed state of mind. He recognized that his soul was in a down-trodden place. I’m sure many in the body of Christ can identify with David. In the state that the economy is in and many in the church either unemployed or under employed it’s easy to find your soul in a state of depression. However, the thing which brings our soul out of a state of depression is having hope in the Lord Jesus Christ that He will come through for us if we continue to live for him. You see David recognized that the very thing which will move us from a state of depression to a place of peace is to hope in the Lord and to praise him any how. Saints of God we can’t hope that man is going to come through for us because he may not; we can’t hope that the next politician is going to come through for us because they may not. In fact, you can’t hope that just because somebody calls themselves a Christian that they will come through for you. We must put our hope in the Lord. Listen saints, I don’t talk to you as though I haven’t been in the unemployment line; I don’t talk to you as though I haven’t had to make some very difficult decisions when I was unemployed for almost 5 months not that long ago. However, there was no one there to see my family through other than Jesus. I had to put all my hope in Christ and him alone. I’m sure there were those in the body of Christ who wanted to help, and whose heart probably hurt on my behalf, however, at the end the day all my family had was Jesus. Therefore I say to you, when your soul is cast down and all hope seems to be gone, hope in the Lord and lift up a praise in the midst of your circumstances and he will come through. He always does.
God Bless You.