Unspeakable Joy Devotional

14th July

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Count Your Blessings. Psalm 27:5-6 “For the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacles sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.”

Christians are not altogether immune from depression. The fact is: the trend of events and the mounting tide of evil are enough to give one sobering thoughts-Christian or not. David, the sweet singer of Israel, was not always on top of his depression. Sometimes his glad song was turned to a depressive mourning. “My tears have been my meat day and night, while continually they say unto me, Where is thy God? Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted to me?” Psalm 42:3-5

A good cure for depression is praise. In other words: be so busy counting your blessings, that thoughts of gloom and despair will be crowded out.

Thank You, heavenly Father, for the Psalms which help me see that even in the depths David talked with You. Whatever my circumstances, I will learn to praise You. Amen.

Let’s open the door to our hearts to be transformed as we focus not on just thanking God for our blessings, but thanking Him for being the One who blesses.

Psalm 107:1 “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.”

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