Depression: Through the Pain

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The Psalms

on June 14, 2013

Good morning!

Did any of the book selections this week sound like they might be helpful to you?  I hope so.  I may add other book excerpts periodically.  There are many, many books available.  Each depressed person has his or her own unique combination of factors—death, alcoholism, drug addiction, divorce, abuse, etc.  Head down to your bookstore or library to see if any of them address your circumstances. 

I’ll conclude this week with Psalm 46 from the Bible.  The Psalms gave me great comfort and hope as I was struggling with depression.  You may want to spend time perusing them, too.

Psalm 46

1   God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2   Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;

3   though its waters roar and foam, 
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

4   There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
 the holy habitation of the Most High.

5   God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
 God will help her right early.

6   The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
 He utters His voice, the earth melts.

7   The Lord of hosts is with us; 
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8   Come, behold the works of the Lord,
 how He has wrought desolations in the earth.

9   He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, He burns the chariots with fire!

10   “Be still, and know that I am God.  I am exalted among the nations, 
I am exalted in the earth!”

11   The Lord of hosts is with us;
 the God of Jacob is our refuge.

 I’ll be back next week.

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!


2 responses to “The Psalms

  1. one of my favorite Psalms

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