A King, Depression and Silence
David as in David the sheperd boy, you know the one with the sling who killed Goliath; the last son who was finally called when Samuel came to anoint the next King of Jessie clan; the David who was hunted down by the current King…
He had mental health issues!
Take a look at the verses below…
David fought depression… DEEP Depression…
Towards the end of the Psalm… Look at the connection between love and silence…
Silence… From all the negative, self destructive thoughts that can race around in my head…
Read the Psalm over and over again… Find how you can turn to God… Everyone may feel something or learn something different, but know that God, your Father in heaven wants to talk to you… He’s waiting…
Psalm 143:7–12 (NLT): Come quickly, Lord, and answer me,
for my depression deepens.
Don’t turn away from me,
or I will die.
Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,
for I am trusting you.
Show me where to walk,
for I give myself to you.
Rescue me from my enemies, Lord;
I run to you to hide me.
Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God.
May your gracious Spirit lead me forward
on a firm footing.
For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life.
Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress.
In your unfailing love, silence all my enemies
and destroy all my foes,
for I am your servant.
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