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Psalm for the Depressed


I’ve struggled with depression at various times in my life, and I read this psalm today as part of my Bible reading plan. It struck a chord with me in so many ways. If you’ve ever dealt with depression, I hope this passage connects with you, too. (Check out “The Black Dog” featured in The Weekly 1.6, also.)

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭13:1-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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2 replies on “Psalm for the Depressed”

Thank you for sharing. I also deal with this. I always think i should b better and need to do more. I do im very good at my life.

You’re welcome, Mark. We love in a world of constant pressure to do better. That’s why God’s grace is so awesome!

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