165. Psalm 18

Here is a good definition of depression, penned by King David.

The cords of death entangled me;
    the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
    the snares of death confronted me.

 In my distress I called to the Lord;
    I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came before him, into his ears.

And God protected the man after His own heart.

I love you, Lord, my strength.

 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and I have been saved from my enemies.

Though David was not talking specifically about depression in this psalm, my experience is that depression is a great enemy.

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 165. Psalm 18

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    Wonderful Psalm! Thanks for the reminder.

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