January 31, 2020 • Life for Leaders
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.
Gracious God, there are times when I love my work, times when it challenges me and gives me an opportunity to use my gifts. And, of course, it helps to pay the bills!
What ought I to do in those sorry times? Self-talk doesn’t get me very far. Neither does looking on the bright side. Duty will get me out of bed, but it doesn’t stir my heart or lift my burden.
O Lord, I need to put my hope in you. I need to turn to you, to open my heart, to pour out my sadness, to hold nothing back from you. I need to remember your abiding faithfulness, your amazing grace. You have plans for me that I may not understand, but your plans are always the best (Jeremiah 29:11). No matter what happens in my work, nothing in all creation can separate me from you love (Romans 8:39).
As I put my hope in you, Lord, help me to praise you, to exalt you once again as my Savior and my God. You are there for me, Lord. You’re in my corner. Thank you! Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day:
Put your hope in God, even at work.