One of the biggest conversations that a person must have each day is with themselves. What are you telling yourself about yourself? What are you telling yourself about God?
Are your words full of truth and life? Are they full of hope and optimism? Are they darkness and lies? Are they negative and full of despair?
The Psalmist says in Psalm 42:5-6(a) “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and (6) my God.”
It is a reflective passage. The writer is talking to himself. It is an inner question of the soul. Why so downcast? Why so disturbed?
The personal response is quick and clear. “Put your hope in God.”
With all the ugly things spinning around in our heads we need to be continually reminded of the goodness of God. He is bigger than our problems. He is able to bring hope to difficult situations. He can transform my failures into possibilities. He is Savior and God.
Everyday we can tell ourselves to focus on our problems or we can tell ourselves to focus on God. What will this day bring for you?