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Everyday Struggles: Defeating Depression
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Everyday Struggles: Defeating Depression

July 19, 2020

                                                             Everyday Struggles

                                                        “Defeating Depression”                                                     

                                                                Psalm 42:1-11

 

Steps to Defeating Depression:

  1. you are depressed

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?”    Ps 42:5 ; 11  (NIV)

“My soul is discouraged”. Psalm 42:6 (GW)

“My bones suffer mortal agony…”  Ps 42:10     (NIV)

  1. your tears

 “Day and night my tears are my only food ,as everyone keeps asking, “Where is your God?” Psalm 42:3 (CEV)

 “All your waves and billows have gone over me, and floods of sorrow pour upon me like a thundering waterfall. Psalm 42:7 (Living)

  1. the Pain

 “These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession  to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng.”   Ps 42:4  (NIV)

  1. the hard questions

“ Why are you discouraged, my soul?  Why are you so restless?” Psalm 42:5 (GW)

 “Sometimes I ask God, my rock-solid God,  “Why did you let me down?  Why am I walking around in tears,  harassed by enemies?” Psalm 42:9 (Msg)

  1. God’s goodness

“I will remember you”            Ps 42:6   (NIV)

“Through each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs,

praying to God who gives me life.          Psalm 42:8 (NLT)

  1. your hope in God

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”   Ps 42:1-2  (NIV)

 “I will put my hope in God!  I will praise him again—  my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5 (NLT)

                        Jesus lived, died and was raised to help us depression                     

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