179. Psalm 31

This was another psalm on my menu.

My prayer of affliction

9Be 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,
and my bones grow weak.

The answer to my prayer

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

17Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.
17 Let me not be put to shame, Lord,
for I have cried out to you;
24Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.

You have been merciful to me, Lord, and have brought me through the black box of depression.

For those of you out there who don’t know how you’ll make it through today and for those in a milder depression, make the psalms a steady part of your diet.

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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