Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Deuteronomy 6:1-7:11; Ecclesiastes 8:1-9:10; Luke 8:22-39

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God. Psalm 42:5, 11

David found himself deeply distressed and depressed. Three times over he asks himself, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?”. He follows this by giving the remedy, “hope thou in God”. There are times, when we also may feel depressed and discouraged and the only answer is, as David found, to “hope in God”. It is only the realisation that the perfect will of God is being worked out in our lives that will calm the storm within, and give us peace. —W. H. Burnett

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll,
Whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, It is well, with my soul. —H. G. Spafford