“Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God and keep praising him, my Saviour and my God.” Psalms‬ ‭42:11‬ ‭NCV‬‬

It is so counterintuitive to praise God, when circumstances are hard and my mood is low. Think back to the last time you were in a desperate situation – what was your response? Fear? Anger? Denial? How many of us choose to sing a song of praise? Now humanly speaking that sounds like a crazy thing to do, we might even be accused of being in denial if we did that, but when I have a confident trust in the God who saves, those moments of despair and my perspective can change as I look to His character, His love, and His power. And it’s not about ignoring the facts and pretending everything is OK when it isn’t, but being able to frame the situation within the reality of who God is! Lord, I choose to put my hope in You today, to remember Your goodness and to praise You for all You have done, and all You are going to do. Amen 🙌🏼😊