Psalm 42 and 43: 42v 11 and 43v 5 “Why am I so discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again- my savior and my God!”
My enemies taunt me, why must I wonder around in grief, oppressed by my enemies? Why have you tossed me aside? Why am I so discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?
I didn’t like being locked down. I complained as much as anyone about the restrictions of our lives due to the pandemic. It is easy to complain. I missed Sunday worship and visiting extended family and friends and basically going out anywhere for anything. I was fed up and found the days long waiting for change. I turned to God and decided to spend more time with Him and I have changed. Your light and truth have guided me and I have found a deep joy that is with me everyday. I still find myself complaining about “stuff” but not for as long. I still struggle with everyday issues, why does my husband not put his dirty socks in the laundry basket? Why do other cars not indicate when turning or stop at one of the intersections I pass through most days? Why …….the list could go on and on. However I have realized that there are other things I could do with my day that give me joy so the list is shorter, my anger fleeting, I put my hope in God. Will you today?
Prayer: Holy Father it is so easy to complain and to ask Why? Help us to put our trust in you today and show your love to those around us. Amen