Facing Discouragement And Depression

Day 7 of 7 • This day’s reading


Let God’s waves pass over you 

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance. O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan, and from the heights of Hermon, from the Hill Mizar.” (see Psalm 42:5-6)

Sometimes, our life is like a desert...we find ourselves caught between two sand dunes, no provision in sight, with a problem that threatens to burn us unless we can find shade.

But the good news is that God makes a river in the desert: “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” (see Revelation 22:1-2)

“The land of the Jordan”...the Jordan River cuts through Israel, and the word “Jordan” means “descend” or “flow down.” Jesus, like a river, descended from heaven to raise us up again to Him, to transform us in His glory.

“Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me.” (Psalm 42:7)

Let the river of God flow over you, wave after wave, deep unto deep, and let it wash away all sources of discouragement. God’s wave is more powerful than any wave of discouragement.

Remember that compared to God’s greatness, anything that oppresses us is tiny. You don’t need to be discouraged any longer. The Lord is here! Let His waves of love pass over you.

I invite you to take a moment and pray with me…“Lord, in the midst of all the waves crashing down on me...like discouragement, worry, injustice...I choose to turn towards You. I choose to cry out to You rather than complain. I turn my gaze upon You to receive a fresh and powerful wave of encouragement, healing, restoration, and forgiveness. I bless Your name, Lord! Thank You for never letting me fall. I love You. In Your name, amen.”

Thanks for existing!
Eric Célérier

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