"My Joy Will Be Complete"
Psalm 42:5 "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."
I'm expected to be joyful as a Christian. Why shouldn't I be? I am loved and saved by the creator of the universe! However, I become downcast on occasion and this past week was one of those times.
A childhood friend texted me with sad news of her mom passing away. That day would've also been my Dad's 79th birthday. I was missing him and thinking about the friendship I used to have with this other person. Even though I had been there for her a few times, such as this time, not once could I think of a time she had been there for me during a difficult time, at least recently. These thoughts then led to thoughts of other people who had rejected me or hurt me after I had given my best to them.
I finally talked my feelings over with Danny and a trusted friend. I asked for prayer. Before long, I was feeling joyful again! I knew I could feel sad, but I also knew I shouldn't stay in that state of depression. I needed to talk to caring individuals, ask for prayer, and praise God. I needed to renew my hope in him and make my joy complete!
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