Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again-my savior and my God!
In our daily lives, we sometimes can feel depressed, overwhelmed with the trials of life, and discouraged by God's seemingly slow responses to our prayers. There are times we may even stray away from God and become weak, questioning our faith. But we are called to praise Him regardless of the season we are in. God is always with us, but it is easy for us to compartmentalize Him and only call upon Him when we need Him.
Praise God. Let Him know how thankful you are for Him. Remember the past battles He brought you through, and know that He will get you through this one.
Pray. Let Him know what's going on in your life. Prayer is powerful and can change things—internally and externally.
Heavenly Father, thank you for getting us through our battles. Help us to push past our preferences and to continue to put our hope in you, Father. Let us challenge our sense of gloom and overwhelming trials and come closer to you, Lord. Amen.