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What to Do When You Are Sinking in Despair

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by dga, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. dga

    dga Newbie


    Psalm 71:5, 6, 14, 20, 21, Psalm 73:23, 26, 28

    This is all of us who believe, have to do, when we sink in the various trials and difficulties of life. Like king David did, rely on his God, all the time, even in the worst situations, when he had oppression and enemies from all directions. His heart failed which means he felt afraid, discouraged, depressed, but, he still trusted in his God and did not give up hope!

    We have hope, because we have the God of hope, as the Bible calls him. There is always hope with God. He never leaves us without exits from temptations, but provides always a way out.

    He holds our hand, until we pass through the storm.

    The hopeless situations become hopeful with the God of hope.

    Notice in verse 26, David said that God is the strength of his heart! Not the mind! That is because we feel any emotions with the heart, and our heart gets hurt, therefore, God brings a consolation and comfort to our heart!

    The closer we come to God, the more he becomes the God of hope for us.

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  2. Aleksandros

    Aleksandros Active Member

    When sinking in despair, and the waters are about to go over you, be like Peter.

    It just struck me how wonderful it is that Peter was going to sink, and called out to Christ - and was held up by Him, which David did perhaps a thousand years ago too. In the Psalms, it talks about despair, troubles, etc as waters that flood over a person and the like.

    The symbolism!
  3. MustardSeeed

    MustardSeeed Ambivert

    "Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better"
    Ecclesiastes 7:3

    "But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity." Ecclesiastes 11:8

    Wise words OP