Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 43:5
Doctor’s offices are filled with people who are having physical problems because of depression and anxiety. Both children and adults are on many different types of medications because of depression.
Many contemplate, and some follow through, on suicide because they are so depressed. People are downcast, depressed because they feel as if they have no hope. They look at the events or circumstances in their lives and get worried, because there appears to be no way out of the situation.
Depression and worry always come from viewing this world and the events of this world with the wrong viewpoint. Looking at it as a human being, it is easy to be depressed and worried. Humans can only do so much, and then will begin to fail. They will fail themselves and others will fail them.
It is common for believers to fall into this same category. They take their eyes off of God and what He can do. They often forget that God is the God who made this world and sustains it by His word.
Think about this for a moment. God created this world and the entire universe. God not only created it, He sustains it. Look at how complex this little earth really is, with everything that is on it. If God can sustain all those things by His word, He can sustain you.
God can take care of every need you have, no matter how big or how little it is. There is nothing that God cannot do, if you allow Him to do it.
Put all of your trust in God. Do not rely on what you can or cannot do. Do not rely on what others in this world can or cannot do.
God is the only one who is perfectly capable and faithful to do the right thing every time. Put your hope in Him.
As you put your hope in Jesus, all depression and anxiety will leave. You will be filled with joy, knowing that God is in control.
Then you will be able to praise Him because of who He is. Keep a song of praise on your lips, in order to keep your focus on Him.
I pray today that you will know God’s presence and power in your life; that you will not fear this world; that God will remove all depression and worry in your life; and that you will have hope in God as you praise Him.