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CUT OFF AT THE KNEES

IM000870.JPGWhile driving for work I spied this tree. The trunk appears fine, but the whole top half is sliced off.

Have you heard of the expression “cut off at the knees”? In a fight a person can hit his opponent right behind the knees and down he’ll go – cut off at the knees. It’s the way you feel when everything seems to be going wrong. You feel like you have no control and down you go.

All is not lost. You might not be in control, but God is. The writer of Psalm 42:5 put it this way,

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.”

We all experience times when we feel all hope is gone, but it’s not. We always have our hope in God. He provides hope when we think there is none to be found.

Turn to God. Put your hope in Him, not in worldly things. God’s hope will not fade away or leave us. It’s there 24/7.

Reach out to God. Cling to Him and the hope He will install in you. You don’t have to feel cut off at the knees.

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