Psalm 69:1-3 ” Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. I am worn out calling for help: my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.”

In the verses of this Psalm, David is lamenting…he is battling depression…and he is searching.  To the Believer, depression may seem as something only non-believers suffer through…but it’s not true.  Statistics show 18% of Americans have been or are currently depressed.  I myself went through a period of clinical depression years ago when a combination of debilitating emotions, negative thinking, and a sense of sadness overwhelmed me.  But what got me through the distress was the awe of God.  I clung to His Word as a drowning person would cling to a life-preserver thrown to them.  I would recite Scriptures out-loud that God is in me, (Colossians 1:27-28) God is with me, (Philippians 4:4-9)  and God is for me. (Romans 8:31) and slowly the hope in God returned… just as we find it did for David later in this Psalm. (Psalm 69:30-36)

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