What I read today;

Revelation 13-14; Acts 24; Jeremiah 20; Psalm 86; 1 Chronicles 20-21; Leviticus 2

Depression is a killer.  Have you felt like you were in a dark hole and couldn’t get out?  Has your mind been so trapped inside of itself that you didn’t think you could find your way out?

David was in just such a place in Psalm 86.  In verses 1-7 you can hear David’s plea.  If you listen intently, you will see David has fallen into a dark place in his own soul.

“Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.  Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all day long.  Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.  Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication.  In the day of my trouble, I call on you,  for you will answer me.”

In that moment of anguish, David reaches out and grabs hold of God.  He holds onto the promises that God has made to him.

“There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.  All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.  For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.  Teach me your way, O Lordthat I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.  I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.  For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”

God’s mercy and promises stand forever.  In those darkest of moments search for the creator of the universe.  The Savior of our souls.  And never be afraid to seek out help from those who love you and care for you.

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