Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalms 42:5 NIV)
With all that is happening in the world and around us there is much to cause us to be discouraged and depressed. When we look within ourselves, we do not receive hope. When we look up to Jesus, we can receive hope. Keeping our eyes on Jesus will make everything around us grow dim. All our discouragement will fade away and replaced with hope. Praising Him for His love and compassion for us gives us hope and strength to go another day. Whatever we face He is there for us. He did not keep the three young men in Daniel 3 from the fire but was in the fire with them. He is in the fire with us today. Keep your eyes on Jesus.