How are you?
We ask that of each other often, don’t we? And the common response we give when asked is, “I’m fine.”
But, are we…fine.
Oftentimes, we are far from fine. But, we know when the person asked us, they didn’t really want to know how we were. It was just the polite thing to ask.
But, I am asking you, “How are you?”
Our Scripture this week is Psalm 42: 5 where David asks, first to himself, “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?”
I don’t know about you, but I feel much better about myself knowing David talked to himself, as I do.
I question my thoughts all the time…sometimes out loud.
“Why are you so sad?”
“Why are you thinking that?”
“Why are you focused on that?”
David was asking his soul similar questions. But, here’s what’s different. He immediately tells his soul, “Put your hope in God, for I will praise him my Savior and my God.”
It’s like he was giving himself a good talking to. Kind of like when my Grandma used to say, “time to get over yourself.”
This week as you do your daily walks, I encourage you to memorize this Scripture and ponder how you can use the same method David used. Pull yourself out of the doldrums by praising God.
It’s the biblical way to handle doldrums or downcast spirits and here on The Boot, we believe God’s ways are best. ‘Cause they are.