Day 42: Be blessed
Even before you met anyone today, before you have heard the sounds from the radio or television, before the hustle and bustle of your daily life, before all of these things you have already been listening. But what you have been paying attention to is not always all that positive.
Martin Lloyd-Jones wrote: “Have you realised that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?”
Maybe the greatest battle of faith is the struggle within.
The psalmist certainly seems to be having this struggle. He is drowning in thoughts of an absent God, depression is the order of the day. His past seems better than his present.
Do you know these kind of days?
v5 “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God”.
The psalmist shows us a model for holding on to our blessing.
It is to preach to your own heart. Speak to your feelings. Command your thoughts. Raise faith from within by declaring the truth of God’s Word.
Listen self: Put your hope in God.
Listen self: He is my Saviour and my God.
So go ahead, say something.
Preach it and stay blessed!