Count Your Blessings

By   •   May 24   •   Topics:

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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 in me?” I find that the cure for depression is praise. In other words: be so busy counting your blessings, that thoughts of gloom and despair will be crowded out.

Prayer for the day

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.

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23 Comments

  1. Stewart couch says:

    Ive always been inspired to be a leader and a doer of the word and I’ve enjoyed reading the inspiring work the Lord is using you to do its the best filling in the world to be used by the Lord

  2. cathy says:

    I had a thought of despair looking at my circumstances, and the above comment was timely. Thanks a lot Billy.

  3. Carol G. says:

    Thank you, Father God, for the privilege of praising you! Thank you for the people in my life who inspire me to praise you! I look forward to when I’ll be in Heaven to praise you for all eternity! PRAISE THE LORD!