Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017


Psalms 42:11 (41:12 LXX)

Why are you so sad, O my soul? And why do you trouble me?
Hope in God, for I will give thanks to Him.
My God is the salvation of my countenance.

Encouraging Words

It is so easy nowadays to get down or depressed. The world appears to be rapidly circling the drain. People are becoming more and more self-centered and hostile towards each other. Our society is becoming more godless every day as we kill each other with our sarcastic words and so called humor. And the list goes on and on. And then we encounter this cry for help from the Psalmist of old. Our souls have become sad and troubled. But we do have a way out. That way is hope in the Lord. He is our rock. He is our refuge. He is our salvation. It is not always easy to do this, but it only takes one step at a time to start moving away from the pit of despair. Our Lord, our Living God, and Creator is there to help us along the way. As those of us who practice Eastern Orthodoxy are beginning our journey into Great Lent we know that we will have days of despair before us, but we will focus our eyes on the Paschal Lamb and the bright light of His resurrection. Glory be to God!

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