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Psalm 42:3-5 GW My tears are my food day and night. People ask me all day long, "Where is your God?" I will remember these things as I pour out my soul: how I used to walk with the crowd and lead it in a procession to God's house. I sang songs of joy and thanksgiving while crowds of people celebrated a festival. Why are you discouraged, my soul? Why are you so restless? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him. He is my savior and my God.
Surprise! Christians can be discouraged. God created us with emotions. He didn't wipe them out when we chose to follow Him. Emotions are part of what makes us human.
The problem is not emotions or acknowledging them, it is what we do with them. Do we allow ourselves to be controlled by emotions or do we acknowledge them, but take steps to make sure God is in control not some fleeting emotion?
Depressed, discouraged? Remember, take note, list if you must, the positives in your life and God's faithfulness in the past--be specific. Hide in your heart His positive promises.
Feel down? Take it to Him and let Him show you the way to freedom.
V.11 Why are you discouraged, my soul? Why are you so restless? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him. He is my savior and my God.