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

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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