Despair/Distress/Depression BS

HOW TO HANDLE

Hope in God’s promises

  • I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Ps 27:13 NKJV
  • I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Ps 27:13 NASB 1995

Saving acts in His Presence

  • Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the saving acts of His Presence. Psalms 42:5 NASB

EXAMPLES

  • King David: So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive. Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David *strengthened himself in the Lord his God.1 Samuel 30:3-6 NKJV

*
חזק
[châzaq] \khaw-zak’\
A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to {seize} be strong (figuratively {courageous} causatively {strengthen} cure6
{help} repair6
{fortify}) obstinate; to {bind} {restrain} conquer: – {aid} {amend} X {calker} {catch} {cleave} {confirm} be {constant} {constrain} {continue} be of good (take) courage ({-ous} {-ly}) encourage ({self}) be {established} {fasten} {force} {fortify} make {hard} {harden} {help} (lay) hold ({fast}) {lean} {maintain} play the {man} {mend} become (wax) {mighty} {prevail} be {recovered} {repair} {retain} {seize} be (wax) {sore} strengten ({self}) be {stout} be ({make} {shew} wax) strong ({-er}) be {sure} take ({hold}) be {urgent} behave self {valiantly} withstand.

COMMENT: 

  1. Lost his job
  2. Lost his family
  3. Friends were against him

but David “encouraged himself in the LORD his God. KJV

നിരാശ

  • ഞാൻ ജീവനുള്ളവരുടെ ദേശത്തു യഹോവയുടെ നന്മ കാണുമെന്നു വിശ്വസിച്ചില്ലെങ്കിൽ കഷ്ടം!

    സങ്കീർത്തനങ്ങൾ 27:13

  • എന്റെ ആത്മാവേ, നീ വിഷാദിച്ചു ഉള്ളിൽ ഞരങ്ങുന്നതെന്തു? ദൈവത്തിൽ പ്രത്യാശ വെക്കുക; അവൻ എന്റെ മുഖപ്രകാശകരക്ഷയും എന്റെ ദൈവവുമാകുന്നു എന്നിങ്ങനെ ഞാൻ ഇനിയും അവനെ സ്തുതിക്കും.

    സങ്കീർത്തനങ്ങൾ 42:5

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