DEC 9: Hope in God, My Soul

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Why, my soul, are you so downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation.

I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him."
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him.

March on, my soul; be strong!

Praise the Lord,    
    Praise the Lord, my soul.

Ps. 42:5, Ps, 62:5-6, Lam. 3:24-25, Judges 5:21, Ps. 146:1, NIV

These verses are excerpted from Volume 2 of my devotional book.