41. David’s Prayer When He Was Depressed

As I have pointed out before, King David was prone to depression and was quite graphic in describing his affliction. But he also was faithful in describing his antidote to depression – God. Let’s look at what David has to say in Psalm 31.

  9 Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am in distress;
   my eyes grow weak with sorrow,

 my soul and body with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish 
   and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,[b]
   and my bones grow weak.

 14 But I trust in you, LORD;
   I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands;

24 Be strong and take heart,
   all you who hope in the LORD.

Yes, indeed, “Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord.” This is the third leg of the stool – spirit. Ignore the spiritual side of your life at your own peril.  


About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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One Response to 41. David’s Prayer When He Was Depressed

  1. Bill Day says:

    The truth you posted today, if we heed it, is the one that takes us from peril to safety. Good word. Thank you.

    Your triple brother, Bill

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