David knew how to stay free from depression and negativity!
The Bible is great – it does not avoid lives hardships, but shows the struggle we as humans face. We can read several examples about well known persons from the Bible that was fighting depression and discouragement.
David had a lot of troubled and was crying out to God for help. But in the same time he new were his help were – he was singing also about how God was going to help him and set him free from depression or discouragement or whatever afflicted David.
For the choir director:
A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument.
O Lord, don’t rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your rage.
Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak.
Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.
I am sick at heart.
How long, O Lord, until you restore me?
Return, O Lord, and rescue me.
Save me because of your unfailing love.
For the dead do not remember you.
Who can praise you from the grave? I am worn out from sobbing.
All night I flood my bed with weeping,
drenching it with my tears.
My vision is blurred by grief;
my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.
Go away, all you who do evil,
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord will answer my prayer.
May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified.
May they suddenly turn back in shame.
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