My heart weeps as I watch him walk away. There is a spirit of enmity in his soul leaving both desolate. Lord, my God, now is the time when I need you so much! Did I not hear You right?
Psalm 63:1 A Psalm of David; when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.
O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.
I can identify with David's feelings here. There seems to be no blessing water in my soul; it’s truly like a desert place.
Long have I waited for the son to come to You. And You told me You had him in hand. Did I hear wrong? The situation feels like it is going downhill in the wrong direction. Is it Your mighty wisdom at working things out for the best in a way my mind is too limited to see? It’s in this hard place that I must trust in You Lord. Now, the time of greatest temptation, I must not lose heart. Now is the time to say, “My Lord I put them in Your hands and I trust You are working it out for their good. I release them to You. My heart is weeping, but You are my God and I shall trust You.”
Galatians 6:9-10 (AMPC)
9 And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
10 So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [morally] to all people [not only being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God’s family with you, the believers].
The enemy is on a vicious attack in my little family, and I ask God to intervene. Do not allow the pain to tear out their hearts as satan intends; bring Your protection to preserve them Lord. Spiritually, winter has been really cold this year bringing chills and frost to souls, but You are the sun casting gentle Spring warmth of love. Over come You shall! I trust You.
Lord I see hidden deep within myself the place where 'I think the enemy is winning and I’m just waiting for his victory, so I can be totally depressed, just give into it.' That demon gleefully waits for my weakness to bring me down, so like a jackal, he can pounce; but I have the Lion of Judah in me to defeat any craven demon the enemy sends against me. Truth brings this obscured feeling up from the depths and into the light, so it can be demolished. Jesus, I rely on You totally. Your blood flowed to free me from this demon oppression; I accept Your gift and open my heart to the flow of Your life blood to cleanse this demon atrocity away.
I shall not be defeated; Your truth, Lord, shall have the victory!
1 Corinthians 15:57 (ABCE)
But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
My friends, have you had to deal with depression too? Have you felt discouraged with heart issues where God seems to be silent and not listening? How do you fight your demons of temptation to run from God rather than hold tighter to Him?