Monday, 16 January 2017

My Soul is Downcast

Hello All,

There are moments in our lives that overwhelm us with grief.

It seems as if things couldn’t get any better than the current state we are in.

We’re tired, not just physically but emotionally as well. Our souls are downcast within us.



My Soul is Downcast
By Joanne Liaw Sook Ling (5 November 2016)

My soul is downcast within me
My eyes are weary from weeping
My heart is faint; Lord, have mercy
Restore my faint heart that's failing

My soul is downcast within me
My hands are weary from working
My faith is weak; Lord, have mercy
Restore my weak faith that's failing

My soul is downcast within me
My eyes are tired of seeing
My strength is gone; Lord, have mercy
Restore my faint hope that's failing

My soul is downcast within me
But Christ is present in suffering
He gives me grace; He shows mercy
He gives me a sweet song to sing


Points for Reflection:
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 and my God.
(Psalm 42:11 ESV)
·         Why does the future seem so bleak? Why are your hope and strength nearly gone? Why is your soul not at rest?
·         This may seem like the darkest of times. But it is in the darkness that the light of Christ is most evident. It is in the hardest of times that we learn to depend on God, casting all our cares on Him.
·         Our hope is not in ourselves or in anyone else. Our hope is in the One who calmed the storms, healed the sick and cast out demons. Jesus is the Rock upon which our hope and salvation rest.
·         Christ may or may not deliver us from our earthly troubles but He has delivered us from the jaws of eternal death by dying in our place. When all earthly resources fail, we know that Christ has won the victory over sin and removed the sting of death.
·         Allow God’s comfort and love to pervade your downcast soul. Let His joy lift your sorrowful countenance.