178. Psalm 30

When I was in deep depression, some days the only thing that kept me going was reading from a menu of psalms I had compiled, ones that gave me hope when I had no hope. Psalm 30 was one such menu item.

1I will exalt you, Lord,
for you lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
you spared me from going down to the pit.

11You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

This psalm was a prophesy for me. Though I was not immediately healed, there was a time waiting for me in the future when I would come out of depression.

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 178. Psalm 30

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    This is real HOPE. Live in HOPE; but die in despair.

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