You’ve heard me say over and over that I look to God daily to amaze me with His grace and glory. I do look for Him daily….but today I do not feel the amazement. Have you ever just been down in the dumps? Nothing seems to be going right…or wrong…just nothing. Maybe you are waiting for a call or text, waiting for something to happen, even if it is only the lawn guys showing up…just waiting.
Today is one of those days for me…I have no idea why…just a “mumpy dumpy day” (quote from my daughter many years ago).
So what do You do when this happens? My first thought is to turn to scripture, the second is doing something I love.
Let’s start with scripture. I’m just going to be honest here and say that I do not have a profound devotion to turn to, my prayer life is pretty much non existent right now and hmmmmm…I may have just discovered the reason for my “dumpiness”! Why am I not surprised?
Seriously…I know this in my head, but sometimes my heart is slow to catch up. I’m not really sure why this happens…human nature I guess?
Now, feeling a little sheepish, maybe a little embarrassed that I did not see the root of my problem earlier, I am ready to tackle scripture. I “found’ this verse, but really I think it found me…
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation”. Psalm 42:5
My hope is in God! He is my salvation and I praise Him for that! He forgives me for ALL my sins, even failure to consistently remain in the word and failure to consistently go to Him in prayer…and for that I AM AMAZED!
I would love to hear from you! What do you do when you are “down in the dumps”?
The second thing…doing something I love! I love making scripture cards to share with friends! So, today I made one with this verse. I hope you enjoy it!