Breaktime: Disturbance and Peace

Disturbance and Praise

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 42:11

The Psalmist returns to how he started this chapter, asking why, my soul, are you so downcast. Why is this particular situation disturbing me so severely is the question David is asking. David had great need and couldn’t seem to kick this one, but he remembers God is alive and He is his God.

Some situations in life hold more weight than others. It seems that we return to our pain to find answers. Are we continually asking the same questions to resolve the issue? This is the question that David came back to, and in the end, it wasn't his end.

David had a higher solution; he will turn to praise. Despite my surroundings, we are going to worship. It certainly looks like praise is more than the action of emotions but indeed an act of discipline. God is our God; He is your God. He desires you amid whatever difficult place you are in, turn towards him. No matter how difficult this may seem, turn toward God, and praise Him. There we are amid disturbances praising God, can we imagine.

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