Die to Yourself

By   •   April 4

young man praying

In God’s economy, you must go down into the valley of grief before you can scale the heights of spiritual glory. You must become tired and weary of living alone before you seek and find the fellowship of Christ. You must come to the end of self before you begin to live. The mourning of inadequacy is a weeping that catches the attention of God. The Bible says, “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” The happiest day of my life was when I realized that my own ability, my own goodness, and my own morality was insufficient in the sight of God; and I publicly and openly acknowledged my need of Christ. I am not exaggerating when I say that my mourning was turned to joy, and my sighing into singing.

Prayer for the day

In the valleys I have been drawn closer to You, my God and Comforter.

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  1. Grant says:

    Dear Kat,

    I learned that I had to want Christ more than I wanted joy. Any time I am becoming spiritually dead I know that maybe I have sought joy more than Christ’s Kingdom. I recommend throwing your heart out to the depravity that is in the world. Pray that the Lord would make His name great in this nation again. Pray for lost souls. Weep for them. Spend your days at home praying earnestly for others and you will do much good.

  2. Scott says:

    KAT LOOK UP FOR YOUR REDEMPTION draws close to you. Your Joy must be in the Lord not in yourself or your circumstances or family or friends or world. Look at Jesus look at His promises to you of your future in Him. Think about what God has done for you. If possible get on your knees close your eyes lift your hands to Heaven and just start praising God for everything He is and for everything He has done and for everything He will do according to His promises. He will call us home soon in His Time. Remember it’s not about you, it’s about Him. Next see a doctor as many times they can help with medication. I too struggle with depression and praising God works!

  3. Mary A. Thomas says:

    Words of wisdom

  4. Kat says:

    I have chronic depression. I don’t leave my house anymore. I keep praying…resting….and praying for my weariness to be lifted. I’m beyond weary. My hope is deflated because I haven’t experienced true joy in years. I can’t do this anymore…and my prayers go unanswered. I just don’t understand. Please help me Lord, in Jesus name!

    1. Shannon says:

      Just whispered a prayer for you.

    2. Jayne says:

      Kat, how are you today? Praying for you.

    3. Fred Ermanovics says:

      Actually Kat, believe it or not, I often feel the same way. I pray for Godly friends and to find a Christ centered Bible believing group of believers where I feel like I belong. I’ve been alone and lonely most of my adult life. I am thankful for the family I do have, and I know things could be worse. I feel that I somehow have slipped through the cracks. At different times I’ve said the same thing to myself that you’re saying in your post. I haven’t given up yet, and I hope you won’t either. You can pray for me and I’ll pray for you. God bless.

  5. King Johnson says:

    The saved life is much better than unsaved!)

  6. Joe says:

    Amen…