Word of wisdom: Why are you cast down O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me?
Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him my Help and my God. Psalm 42:5
Life point: The Bible repeatedly tells us not to be discouraged or dismayed. God knows that we will not be victorious if we get discouraged. So He always encourages us in our endeavors.
In the above scripture, we see the sons of Korah struggling with depression. I would like for us to examine how they handled their situation because it shows us what to do when we are feeling depressed.
As we dissect this verse, we see three distinct responses the sons of Korah give to their depressed feelings.
First, they put a question to their own souls and ask themselves. “ why are you downcast? “
Then they give instruction to their souls “put your hope in God”.
Finally, they declare what they are going to do. “ I will praise the Lord “ We might say the sons of Korah have a talk with themselves.
We must follow this same basic pattern of action as we confront our feelings of depression and come out of them victoriously.
The Bible tells of a deer that longs for a refreshing stream. On a hot day, knowing about water does nothing to quench your thirst, only drinking water does. The same is true of our desire for God.
Have you ever longed for more than just information about God? God wants you to experience who He is. Seek Him and He will satisfy your desire to know Him intimately.
Hallelujah to the Lamb of God ! Amen
Prayer: Lord empower me to know You and Your power of resurrection in Jesus mighty name!