Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 43:5
I have heard of Bible teachers who use their own experiences to do their teaching. I am no different. Often others profit from things others go through that are similar. You today may be facing something tough and discouraging and it is so hard to get focused on something else.
When you focus on issues of life that are dragging you down it is hard to be cheerful. The enemy can capitalize on these discouragements. You have to make a conscience effort to stay focused on 'things above' and the blessings in life. Negativity can happen so easily.
Whatever it is my friend stop now and count your blessings not the bad junk in life. Make a list of good things to praise God for. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and give Him your burdens.
PRAYER: I have so much to be thankful for and should have no time for being down or throwing a pity party. Forgive me Lord for times I get like this. In Jesus' name. Amen.