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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Melancholy

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It doesn’t happen often, but in my times of being down in the dumps, I am usually made aware that I have drifted into a deep Pit. 

Struggling in a black hole, a Pity Party and am simply “Feeling sorry for myself.”

Psalms 43:5  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me?  hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Job 3:25  For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

Usually it is because I am overwhelmed and must set aside some duties  however important they may be.

When I am willing to release some of what I hold so tightly, then I find the capability to Trust. 

"Are you willing to live the Life I give you?"  This question from the Lord is so pungent and powerful. 
 
And a similar question "Do you want my will or what you desire?"
 
Another question follows closely on its heels, "Will you trust Me?"

It is good to spend time listening when we pray.  We do love to do all the talking and for most of us, listening proves difficult, but necessary.

The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion. —Proverbs 28:1

This is the heritage of the righteous. We are warriors with enemies to overcome. One of our strongest enemies is fear with its family members of worry and depression.

This should be one of our favorite verses, For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11, NIV

 

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting of this verse !
    This should be one of our favorite verses, For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11, NIV Vicki Cook

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  2. I love that verse and the one in Timothy, "For you were not born with the spirit of timidity..."

    Fear is powerful, but our Father is not. Great advice to listen when we pray. I slip into the melancholy land as well. Good advice, sister.

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  3. Thank you for this much-needed dose of encouragement. I've been hit with a bout of the *sads* in the last week or so. I'm praying that the Lord will hold me strong during this time...

    GOD BLESS!

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