NO BLUES FOR US


NO BLUES FOR US

Psalm 43:5 (MSG) Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.

We all have days when we are down; days when it seems that no matter what the weather might be, it is just grey and raining inside of us.  But in this verse, the Psalmist is saying, “Hey mind, get out of the dumps!  It is sunny behind those clouds, and if God is for us, we know that everything is going to come together!”

Many times, we could be doing well, but then we let a thought get into our mind, and we do not arrest it, and it starts controlling us.  I like what the psalmist says to do, FIX YOUR EYES ON GOD!

When we see who God is, what He has, and what He can do, then we see who the devil is not, what he does not have, and what he cannot do.  You see, our God is the Creator of all good.  Jesus said it so well in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  God is good, and the devil is bad.

So when you have those blue days, ask yourself, “Where is this coming from?”  As you renew your mind to the Word of God, you will see that they come from the enemy.  You might ask me, “What should I do?”  Let us do what this Psalm says to do: Start praising God!  Praise Him when you feel like it and when you do not, and you will see that when you start praising Him, the blues will go away.

Praising God from the heart just puts a smile on your face.  It is so powerful that we cannot overlook it.  David praised God during the good times of life, and even when the fires of life came against him.  So today, do not be blue!  Look to God, and see Him for Who He is: Your Father, who loves you SO MUCH!

CONFESSION: Today, I will not let my mind control me.  I will sing praises to the One who is worthy of all praises.  He is God, and I am His loving child.

Today’s Bible Reading

Ruth 2 – 4

John 4:43-54

Psalms 105:16-36

Proverbs 14:26-27

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Judges 4, Judges 5

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 4:43-54, John 5:1-15

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 57:1-6

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Judges 4, Judges 5

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 4:43-54, John 5:1-15

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 57:1-6