'Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? HOPE in God: For I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God'.
Sometimes as a woman my emotions can get the better of me... one minute I may be happy and jumping around with joy and then only minutes later I can start feeling a bit sad and a little depressed... but to top it all off, sometimes I don't even know why???!! WHY are you case down my soul? Sound familiar...lol!
Cast down means to sink or depress... And then there's the other side of the coin - disquieted... to make a loud sound, to be in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamour: clamorous, concourse, cry aloud, be disquieted, loud, mourn, be moved, make a noise, rage, roar, sound, be troubled, make in tumult, tumultuous, be in an uproar! My goodness there are a lot more descriptive words for that emotion! Definately the opposite end of the scale compared to 'cast down'.
But as women, that is sometimes what our emotions can be like - up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down. I also know for myself that when my emotions are like this, I can take it out on those who are closest to me and unfortunately at this point of my life, it is usually my poor husband! It has nothing to do with him at all or what he might have said or done but at the slightest push of my button...look out... my weaknesses begin to show and I don't like them at all!!
Our emotions are what we are made of and reflect the awesomeness of being made in the image of our God. However, we must learn to take control of our emotions so that they are submitted to God. They need to be expressed in a way that is godly and not like an uncontrolable freak!
'Lord, please help me in my weaknesses'...