Friday, February 27, 2009


Have you ever gotten up in the morning, utterly sad? Perhaps from a bad dream? Or the anniversary of a loved one’s death? Or a physical ailment which just won’t go away?

Sometimes it seems a mystery how to climb out of that Slough of Despond. Yet right there in Scripture is the answer: If we commit ourselves to God and keep doing those things He has directed us to do, He will lift us up.

A wonderful thing can happen if we heed God’s words to us. As we go about doing our heavenly Father’s business, the black cloud will begin to lift. He may begin to show us why the sadness had engulfed us - yet it may no longer matter so much . . . we are busy . . . enjoying what God has given us to do.

Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator. I Peter 4:19

Heavenly Father, thank You that You know the why of any sadness. Please help me to hear Your promptings to do good to others no matter how I feel. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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