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By Ryan Dailey
Assistant Director at Camp Utmost 

Why are you downcast, O my soul?



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Ryan Dailey, Assistant Director at Camp Utmost

Have you ever had these moments in your life where you find yourself pleading and begging to understand why you are downcast? Well the Psalmist who wrote Psalms 42 definitely has.

I often find myself in seasons of my life where I become downcast and heavy laden but as a believer in Christ, shouldn't I be filled with this overwhelming joy all the time? Yes! And no...Allow me to explain why.

Joy is a long-term expression of gratitude and elation. The presence of despair and downcast is not something that is nulled once we become believers, instead we have an answer for why we are downcast....

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