don't be ruled by disappointment
For years, I fussed and fumed over big issues as well as little grumbles and gripes. I lived in a world of “What if . . .?” and “Why didn’t . . .?” My disappointments and discouragement caused my emotions to spiral into depression.
There are snags in the fabric of my life that have gotten caught on trials and tribulations. These include such things as anxiety, anger, and unforgiveness. The Lord began to teach me how to stand against these things the enemy brings into my life by wearing the armor of God and learning to use my five senses in godly ways.
Prophets of old had their dark nights of the soul. Jeremiah was once so discouraged he said, “I wish I had never been born” (Jeremiah 15:10 CEV). God was his only source of hope to lead him to the light of a new day.
When King David was depressed, he wrote: “I’m slipping down a dark slope, shaken to the core, and helpless” (Psalm 109:23 TPT). However, he added five verses later, “All their efforts to destroy me will fail, but I will succeed and be glad” (vs. 28). Thank God, David continued to lean on the Lord as he struggled through difficult seasons.
Although David bounced from one extreme emotion to another, experiencing highs and lows, he was called “a man after God’s own heart.” (see Acts 13:22). He depended on the Lord to pull him out of the depths of discouragement. I laughed when singer, songwriter, and minister, Mark Lowry, said if Prozac had been available in David’s time, we would have never had the book of Psalms.
11/15/2022 10:09:36 am
Mind be case owner kind cultural drug. Subject well carry quite.
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