Updated: Jan 16, 2021
Jokes aside, this is the same kind of question that I've asked myself this morning: "Why are you so disheartened, O my soul?"
Recently, I've had tons of mixed feelings especially with regards to what was shown in the media. To be honest, I felt confused and conflicted because a lot of things were no longer as good as they used to be.
by Dr. Yap Chen Sing / March 8, 2020, 6:00 PM
Hope in the World?
Initially, I thought that after years of praying for the formulation of a new government in Malaysia, God would send help to our country, but the result we got was more political chaos.
And I believe that many people too, like me, had originally planned to travel overseas, but with the Wuhan virus (COVID-19) epidemic outbreak, we were forced to cancel a lot of our flight trips for fear of public health and our safety.
I had thought that the year 2020 would be a new season of bountiful spiritual harvests, but it seems like there are more disasters and sufferings than before.
Do you ever think that way? Do you feel a sense of loss? Do you feel sometimes that it's such a shame that it had to happen that way? I DID, and I felt that all my hopes were lost.
Hope in God
As I was meditating on the Word of God today, He reminded me of a song that I wrote back when I was younger. I wrote this song based on the Book of Psalms in chapter 43. I feel that God is talking to all of us...
"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." - Psalm 43:5, NIV
Rather than occupying your mind with the troubles of the world, focus on God and look upon His promises instead. Know that His glory will not depart from your life. I am reminded of another verse in the Bible, stating:
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. - John 14:1, NIV
Most of the time when we are disheartened is because we do not trust in God, but rather too overly focused on whether the world has changed. Such is the life of anguish and despair.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John 14:27, NIV
I especially love the words of the Scripture shown above: God will give us peace, and the kind of peace that God gives is not comprehensible by the world.
I invite you to join us together in listening to the song I wrote, and pray together saying: Lord, my heart no longer sorrows, I am no longer afraid because I want to look up to you! I hope you all have a good day!