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 my God. (Psalm 42:5-6)
One of my favorite radio broadcasters is Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Last week she presented an excellent lesson entitled “Talk to Yourself”. It highlighted the need for us to remind ourselves of God’s goodness in times of trouble or discouragement.
She based the talk out of Psalm 42 and 43, psalms that are written in a time of distress. Yet the psalmist keeps returning to the refrain above, reminding himself to put his hope in God.
In her broadcast, Nancy said, “Talk to yourself. Tell yourself the Truth. Tell yourself what you know to be true. God is sovereign. God is wise. He doesn’t make mistakes. God loves me. He’s not going to bring anything into my life except that which would be for my ultimate good. Keep counseling your heart according to the Word of God. Tell your heart, “Hope in God.””
You can read or listen to the entire broadcast here.