Why Art Thou Cast Down?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? -- Psalm 42:11
This is a question that I ask myself often. I ask this to my own soul, mind and heart. Why art thou cast down? If I am honest with myself, then all the answers are traced back to only one . . . SIN!
Why do I worry and fret about things that really do not matter, especially when God has promised me that He will never leave me or forsake me? Why do I question so many things, when I know that my Lord controls ALL THINGS? Why do I linger a far from His love, when He has promised me that He loves me with an everlasting love? Why? Because of the sin which so easily besets me! The reason my soul is cast down is because I look within my sinful flesh, instead to God. Our comfort is found in the last part of this glorious verse. "Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." -- David Eddmenson, pastor, New Caney, TX