“Why are thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God” (Psalm 43:5).
The writer of Psalm 43:5 penned this same thing multiple times in the book of Psalm (see Psalm 42:5,11 for example). What in the world was he going through to write it multiple times? One thing is sure, the writer felt the need to encourage himself.
Cast down here means weakened, despairing.
Disquieted means to be in a stir; in a commotion, or turbulent, troubled.
It’s incredible how the trials of life put our souls in turmoil. We don’t have peace, nor do we have joy. It’s at those times we need to remind ourselves of the hope that is in God. Regardless of what’s going on, we can place our faith and trust in the Lord. He will help. He will comfort. He will deliver. We don’t have anything to fear.
What has your soul disquieted? What has your soul troubled? Don’t be cast down. Don’t despair.
Instead, be encouraged and confident, assured that God will work things out for you. This will turn around for your good. I’m confident He will perform a good work for you. He turned cancer around for my good, and He can turn your situation around for good too.