Why So Downcast?
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
— Psalm 43:5
Do you feel there are valid reasons to be downcast? The Bible says there are only two reasons. First, if you haven’t put your faith in Jesus. Ephesians 1:18 says, “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”
This book is meant to help you connect with Jesus every day — which brings me to the second reason: if you have faith in Jesus but continue to live in sin. I struggle with the second. As a single Christian girl, I feel like an outcast. I can no longer hang out with boys alone because I know where it will lead (or where I would like it to lead) ...
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