Psalm 42:1-3– As the deer pants for the water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. Where can I find him to come and stand before him? Day and night I weep for his help, and all the while my enemies taunt me. “Where is this God of yours?’ they scoff. (LB)
We’ve had our share of troubles over the years. In the midst of more than one of them, I struggled with depression. I allowed myself to develop a full-blown pity party. You know the kind.
“Does anybody really care about us?”
“Life is so hard. Why are we always the ones with the problems? “
“Where are You, God?”
Part of me was blaming God, but part of me was blaming myself. Other people seemed to have it all together. I wasn’t one of them.
Fortunately, Psalm 42 doesn’t end at verse three. It goes on to give some practical advice. In the midst of our depression we can do positive things like take courage, hope in Him, meditate on His kindness, sing His songs, pray and praise Him. Our situation might not change, yet, day by day, in the midst of it,
God will be pouring out His steadfast love and we will change.
Prayer: Lord, when it seems that there is nothing left of the life and person we used to be, help us remember that whatever remains, it is still yours. You love it. You think it worthy and so should we. In Jesus’ name. Amen
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