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Monday, November 7, 2016

Help For The Depressed Believer

If you are down, I hope this well help you.
I am not doing this for you only.   I'm doing it for myself.
Yes, I have learned what it is to be so low that I don't know how I'll get through.
My hope is still in God though, and I must endure no matter how dark things seem or how awful I may feel.
Medicine and those who care can be helpful, but it can't take the place of remembering the greatest Source of my help.

Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation!  Psalm 27:9 NASB

My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.  Psalm 63:8 NASB

Things the Bible encourages us to meditate on:

The Law of the Lord • His precepts   (Psalm 119:15)

Thy word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against Thee.  Psalm 119:11 NASB

Whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good report, if there be any excellence and anything worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8)

His works & mighty deeds

His lovingkindness

God Himself  (Psalm 63:6) - Thinking on His attributes is a good plan.

This is not an exhaustive list.
Please comment with any other Biblical things that we can dwell on as believers.

Remember you are not alone.
David wrote many Psalms reminding himself and us to hope in God.
Those are inspired words.

Many well-known Christians have suffered low points or depression.
God is a God of all comfort and compassion.
He won't cast His children out.

We can't just wallow thinking about ourselves all of the time.
We need to redirect our thinking over and over!
Don't give up!
Sometimes little things can bring small joys, and God can still use us.

Heaven will be brighter, but God has a purpose for us down here too.

1 comment:

  1. "3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in [b]any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are [c]ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. 6 But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; 7 and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.

    8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in [d]Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; 9 [e]indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; 10 who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, [f]He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us, 11 you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many."

    2 Corinthians 1:3-11.