How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? (Psalm 13:1 NKJV)
Depression can sometimes sneak up on us over a long period of time. The devil would like to wear us down through a prolonged sickness or an extended time of debt or unemployment. After standing in faith for a particular situation month after month (or year after year), we may eventually feel like David and sigh, “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?”
David started feeling that way in Psalm 13, but in two short verses (5 and 6), he had the perfect antidote for depression: trust in God’s mercy, rejoice in your salvation, sing to the Lord, and remember all the things God has done for you in the past.
Try it the next time depression hits!
What can you sing about today?