Psalm 42: 5-6a
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. NIV
I would imagine that everyone, at one time or another, has talked to himself. Whether it’s a reminder of something you must do before going home, or a stern discussion that might start, “Why did you do that?” I’m pretty sure almost everyone has had at least conversation with his inner self.
I love this little snippet of dialogue between the Psalmist and his soul. I love this his advice is spot on — “Put your hope in God!”
He then goes on to say, as if speaking for the body, “for I will yet praise him.”
Even at times when his soul is uncertain or downcast, he will still open his mouth to praise the one true God, our Savior.
I will praise Him, body and soul.
That’s what I’ll think about today.