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12th August 2023

Two D's


In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18



Christians are not altogether immune from the two “D's” of depression and despair. The fact is: the trend of events and the mounting tide of evil are enough to give one sobering thoughts—Christian or not. David, the harpist the sweet singer of Israel, was not always on top of his times of depression or despair. Sometimes his glad song was turned to a depressive mourning. “My tears have been my meat day and night, while continually they say unto me, Where is your God? Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted in me?” (Ps 42:3-5)


I find that the cure for depression or despair is praise. In other words: be so busy counting your blessings, that thoughts of gloom and despair will be crowded out

Bible Reading

Psalm 42.

Prayer

Thank You, heavenly Father, for the Psalms which help me see that even in the depths of sorrow, despair or depression, the psalmist David talked with You. Whatever my circumstances, help me too to learn to praise You. In Christ's name, I ask. Amen.











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