The writer of Psalm 42 says, “Why so downcast, oh my soul … put your hope in God!”  Those times we find out hearts heavy, burdened and discouraged we need to realize we are not without hope and we are not abandoned.  The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime and His song will be with me in the night!  When we have misplaced hope (an expectation in anything other than Jesus) our hearts can become heavy, but when we remember … when we set out hope in our Lord, our hearts are lifted by the reality of God’s great love and grace for us!