Scripture:

Psalm 94:19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Observation:

The psalmist shares the reality that the cares of life have a tendency to get overwhelming and stressful. He then shares that his soul is uplifted by the comfort and consolation of God.

Application:

#1. Everybody has a bad day and sometimes life gets the best of them.

In my life I have a hard time accepting the fact that my soul can get overwhelmed. The pressures of life, the stresses of this world can get me down. It is good to know that I am not alone. I am usually in a great mood and above my circumstances, but sometimes life sneaks up on me.

#2 Our Soul needs cheering

Getting down and even depressed is not incurable. We don’t have to stay down. We shouldn’t stay down.

#3. God’s comfort is the best medicine.

I can go a lot of places to try to cheer myself up but the best place is the presence of God. His love and comfort provides what I need to get out of the funk.

Prayer:

Thank you for lifting me up when I am down. Thank you that being down doesn’t mean being out. Thank you for a deep love that reaches down and pulls me up.