Psalm 43:5 – Hope In

Today’s Readings (Bible in a year): Leviticus 20:22-22:16, Mark 9:1-29, Psalm 43, Proverbs 10:18

Scripture: Psalm 43:5 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.

Observations:
• This verse appears, word for word, three times in two chapters.
• David struggles with inner turmoil, maybe even depression, throughout Psalms.
• He speaks to his own soul and tells it to hope in God.
• He reminds himself that he will praise God again.
• His praise is grounded in God’s word – salvation, and God’s position – David’s God.

Application:
I want to respond to my own inner battle with the command to hope and the reminder of praise.

Prayer:
Guide my heart to respond to what you have done and will do for me. Help me see true hope.

What tangible things do you do to find hope?

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