I must tell you that I wonder who is on the receiving end of this note who really needs to hear it today. So I say to "you" that God is highly aware....is my guess. Good for you!
If we are breathing, we live in constant tension of the mind. Really, a war rages for our highs and lows while God does not want us to be lukewarm; in the middle.
What gets us down? Circumstances. Our shortfall is to make immediate effort to humanly organize an escape when we should be looking for God's way through. Negative circumstances aren't there to show us what we can't get done. They are there to show us the route to God getting it done....simple faith.
Read Romans 4:17-25; the circumstance of aged Abraham and Sarah leaning on the promises of God. What was it that would cause them to be of good mood about their barrenness? One thing; the promise of God.....nothing else. NO THING ELSE. God promised and that is all that matters. Negativity of age, performance, nor hopelessness could cause this couple to be down because they truly believed God promised.
Hope against hope is what the Word says in their belief. Hope cancelled hopelessness. That's what we need in every setting to stay up....a hope that will cancel hopelessness. When we have hope...we have results...and we can stay up. When hope leaves we are then defenseless from being pulled down.
From Old Testament through New, look at story after story painted to show you and me two things; there was every reason to be without hope except for that entrusted to God's powerful nature. Joseph in the pit. Moses in the desert 4-0 l-o-n-g y-e-a-r-s. The widow and the slight jar of oil. David and GOLIATH! 5000 to feed and "no way Jose". Peter shackled in prison. Jesus in the grave.
The Bible has one clear message so try to get it; WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. Our struggles escalate not because of abundance of discouragement but rather from lack of faith in our Possibility God.
How do we stay up when the pull to be down is so strong? We insist our hope cancels all hopelessness and we choose to believe when there is not one hint of anything to support or substantiate such an action.
Don't forget it! I feel sure someone(s) really needed this word today!