We Can All Choose to Put Our Hope in God

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Happy Friday Saints.

Psalm 43:5 “WHY, MY SOUL, ARE YOU SO DOWNCAST? WHY SO DISTURBED WITHIN ME? PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD. FOR I WILL YET PRAISE HIM, MY SAVIOUR AND MY GOD.”

I injured my knee a little over a month ago and so I haven’t been able to train properly. And just as it was getting better, I caught Covid.

Since October last year, I’ve been working on being more active, but the previous five weeks have set me back quite a bit. I will have to start again, rebuild my strength, and restore my fitness.

When you’re approaching 50, it isn’t as easy to do as it was in my 20s and 30s. Those who’ve been active most of their lives will find it a bit easier, but that’s not my story.

I hate setbacks. They can be discouraging and frustrating. But the more I focus on how upset I am, the longer it will take for me to bounce back.

I’m writing this while I’m resting in bed with Covid symptoms, and I know that if I don’t get my thinking right, it’ll take me even longer to bounce back from this setback.

While my eyes, throat and nose are on fire and my body aches – I understand that I am first and foremost a spirit being. I know that my body doesn’t have to dictate my attitude, and even though it feels so weak, my soul doesn’t have to be downcast with the rest of my body.

I CAN choose, and I DO choose to PUT MY HOPE IN GOD. In times like this, I am grateful that He remains the same; His call and plan for my life haven’t changed. And it’s His steadfast nature and unchanging promises that ground me, settle my emotions, and get me back to where I need to be.

Discouragement and frustration are feelings that don’t last forever. We can all choose to put our HOPE IN GOD, and the sooner we do, the quicker our comeback and ultimate victory will be.

Have an absolutely fabulous weekend Saints. God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff