What happens when we are downcast

Psalm 42:5 ”Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior, and my God.

Psalms 42 and 43 go together to form a song of lament.

PsaLMS 42 begins with the psalmist in deep despair, crying out for God in the midst of trouble.

But in Psalm 43, the psalmist turns to prayer, confident that the Lord will hear him.

The above verse is repeated in Psalm 42:11 and 43:5.
Three times, the psalmist asking the same dialogue with his soul, “Why are you cast down, O my soul?”

In verse 3 and verse 10, we read that his external circumstances are oppressing him.

In verses 5 and 11, we can see that the internal emotional condition of him is also depressed and full of turmoil. He describes himself as “cast down” and “in turmoil.”

His external circumstances are oppressing.
His internal emotional condition is depressed and full of turmoil.

The last words of this psalm — and the last words of the next psalm — are “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?

What happens when we are downcast?

—- We may fall in self-pity and feel sorry for ourselves and to become completely preoccupied with ourselves.

—- We may start to complain that everything is wrong,
—– We may burden others with our troubles and become a constant nuisance to other people.

What can we do to get delivered from these depression?

GET ALONE WITH ourselves and FRANKLY ADMIT THAT WE ARE DOWNCAST; we should be honest and frank with ourselves about our true condition. And We should say, “I am downcast.”

  1. Find out the reason for our depression.
    Ask the question to ourselves …….. ”Why?…Why am I like this?”
    — Is it something to do with our HEALTH.?
    Is it due to our CIRCUMSTANCES?
    is it due to our SIN or DISOBEDIENCE?
    —– Share our experience with the Lord. Pour out our troubles and worries to Him and tell Him all about it,

We may face all kinds of things in our lives but with God on our side we can overcome them all.

Cling to His unfailing word,
pour out our hearts to Him,
pray humbly and continuously,
sing a song of praise for who he is, and
remember His great faithfulness and favor.

Though we do not know what the future holds, ………….. we must always remember to put our hope in God who is sovereign and in control over every disease and affliction that comes our way.

Sing aloud, dear, for we shall yet praise him, our Savior, and our God.

Jooley Mathew Z

Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he who considers the poor, the Lord will deliver him in the time of trouble

The psalm tells us that the lord rewards those who show compassion toward the needy, the orphans, widows. Jesus taught His followers that ministering to the needs of the poor with compassion was serving Him Matt 25:31-46

Those who care for the week, God will in turn care for them in hard times. This is a great blessing.

Cynthia Sathiaraj