antidote for depression

"Why am I discouraged?

 Why is my heart so sad?

I will put my hope in God!

I will praise him again—

my Savior and my God! 

Now I am deeply discouraged,

but I will remember you—

even from distant Mount Hermon, the source of the Jordan, from the land of Mount Mizar"— Psalm 42:5-6.

Depression is one of the most common emotional ailments. One antidote for depression is to meditate on the record of God's goodness to his people. This will take your mind off the present situation and give hope that it will improve. It will focus your thoughts on God's ability to help you rather than on your inability to help yourself.

Challenge When you feel depressed, take advantage of this psalm's antidepressant. Read the Bible's accounts of God's goodness, and meditate on them.

"When he has tested me, I will come forth as gold". Job 23:10.

Faith-testing times can be faith-strengthening times.

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