“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full” – John 10:10 (NIV)
Have you ever come across someone who felt so beaten down that their face is so downcast. Sometimes the going can be tough and one may feel so beaten that there is no joy left in life. The enemy can also come to cause all restlessness that one can’t stop to pause and look at the sunny side of life. It seems then to one such is sitting on an avalanche of problems, and life has lost all manner of joy.
But there can also be situations where one is depressed much as a result of an internal system chemical imbalance.
People do not just wake up wanting to be and look sad. There can be something overwhelming to lead one to be downcast.
Now for us believers here is the difference. We have a treasure unknown to the rest: our hope is in our Lord and Saviour Jesus. He has come to give us abundant life because of the hope we place in Him. Certainly it is not always easy – especially when circumstances surrounding one are of such nature that one’s spirit is so crushed.
But let us always take comfort. “These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulations: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33) KJV.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, God of Abraham today I pray that whatever circumstances I am going through I never lose the hope I have in you and be of good cheer!