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A Prayer for When You’re Downhearted – Your Each day Prayer – Might 2

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A Prayer for When You’re Downhearted
By: Kristine Brown

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed inside me? Put your hope in God, for I’ll but reward him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 43:5 NIV)

Once I’ve prayed and prayed and haven’t acquired the reply I hoped for, frustration and doubt threaten to take over. My ideas turn into consumed with questioning why. Why hasn’t God answered? Why am I going by means of this? Folks round me can see I’m hurting, as a result of the unhappiness of unanswered prayer is written throughout my face.

When issues don’t prove the way in which we wished even after we’ve prayed, how can we get previous the heartbreak? How do we discover hope and maintain praising God if the factor we prayed for seems to be like it is going to by no means occur?

A lady named Hannah within the Bible knew the deep unhappiness of unanswered prayer. She’d been praying for a kid for a few years. And to make issues worse, her husband’s different spouse Peninnah teased her as a result of she couldn’t have youngsters. Hannah carried the identical forlorn look on her face that I’ve carried so many instances. Her unhappiness was evident to these round her.

“Her husband Elkanah would say to her, ‘Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I imply extra to you than ten sons?’” (1 Samuel 1:8 NLT)

The phrase downhearted will be outlined as “discouraged, or in low spirits.” Discouragement occurs after we really feel like there’s one thing lacking in our lives. Perhaps it’s a dream unfulfilled, a longing that gained’t go away, or a prayer that wasn’t answered the way in which we anticipated. Regardless of the trigger, we are able to commerce downhearted for hopefulness by turning our focus towards God.

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed inside me? Put your hope in God, for I’ll but reward him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 43:5 NIV)

Psalm 43:5, inspirational image

Hannah, too, had sufficient of feeling downhearted. In the future she stood up, went into the temple, and poured out her anguish to the Lord. She found one thing she wanted all alongside— to refocus by means of prayer. Hannah walked out of the temple a special individual than she was earlier than. “Then she went her approach and ate one thing, and her face was not downcast.” (1 Samuel 1:18b NIV)

Hannah did finally see her dream for a kid fulfilled, and from her instance we are able to be taught a precious reality for these instances after we’re downhearted. Reality that can assist us commerce sorrow for a renewed perspective.

Hannah’s hope wasn’t within the reply to her prayer; her hope was in God alone. Let’s discover our personal renewed hope from Hannah’s story in the present day and take any anguish we’re carrying to the Lord with this prayer.

Pricey Heavenly Father,

These days, discouragement has come in opposition to me like a fierce enemy. I’ve prayed and prayed however haven’t seen my prayer answered. I would like you, Lord. Assist me flip my discouragement round and discover hope as soon as once more.

I do know you’re engaged on my behalf, even once I don’t see it. You already know what’s finest for me, and your timing is ideal. Let the phrases of Psalm 43:5 be my prayer in the present day, “Put your hope in God, for I’ll but reward him, my Savior and my God.” I’ll reward you, Lord! Regardless of the end result, my hope is just not within the reply to my prayer. My hope is in you. Thanks for filling the void in my coronary heart. You’re a good and devoted Father.

In Jesus’ identify I pray, Amen.


For extra religious development sources, take a look at the free Bible research Walking with Hannah: A 4-Day Study for Busy Women by in the present day’s devotion author, Kristine Brown. You’ll discover weekly encouragement that can assist you “turn into greater than your self by means of God’s Phrase” at her web site, kristinebrown.net. Kristine is the creator of the ebook, Cinched: Living with Unwavering Trust in an Unfailing God.

 Editor’s Observe: The podcast audio participant beneath is not synced as much as the written devotional. Take pleasure in this extra prayer to begin or finish your day!

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