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

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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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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