277. A Spiritual Autobiography

King David

The Psalms are King David’s autobiography, a spiritual record of God’s delivering him from dark places. For example, when he fled from Saul into a cave, he wrote:

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.

David had his ups and downs and suffered from acute depression at times, and I expect he read and reread the psalms he penned when he fell into new dark places.

We too have our ups and downs, but when darkness arrives, we become unable to remember the times God delivered us. That’s why we need to record our triumphs, so we can read and reread them when disheartening times come, as surely they will. I myself have an “I Can Trust Him Journal” in which I record my deliverances as they occur and read and reread them when afflictions and tragedy strike anew.

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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