Beloved, are your energy and spirit dragging? It happens to all of us at times, making it difficult to think clearly or feel any interest in daily life. Here’s a devotional I wrote awhile back that was published in an anthology titled Anytime Prayers for Everyday People. I hope and pray it speaks to your heart.
This particular devotional was in the section titled “Prayers of Supplication.” …
When I’m struggling with depression . . .
Come quickly, LORD, and answer me, for my depression deepens.
Don’t turn away from me, or I will die.
Let me hear of your unfailing love to me in the morning,
for I am trusting you.
Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer.
—Psalm 143:7-8 NLT…..
My soul melts from heaviness;
strengthen me according to Your word.
—Psalm 119:28 NKJV…..
God, Who comforts and encourages and refreshes and cheers
the depressed and the sinking,
comforted and encouraged and refreshed and cheered us.
—2 Corinthians 7:6 AMP…..
When doubts filled my mind,
your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
—Psalm 94:19 NLT
. . . I will pray.
There is so much in my life today that makes me want to give up. I have no energy to do even the basic things such as getting dressed or taking a shower. Nothing seems right. I despise my job. Food no longer appeals to me. My family and friends want to help me, but the thought of being with anyone is so exhausting.
I just want to be left alone. Why must I feel this way? How could I wake up one day with such despair in my heart? It’s not that I haven’t struggled to shake off this gloomy cloud. I truly have, but nothing has helped. And then I remember how You died on that cross for me and how alone and abandoned You must have felt.
Thank You for showering me with Your life-giving comfort and the reassurance of knowing that You truly understand my suffering. Lord, I turn to You now in hope and faith because even if everyone else in my life gives up on me, I know You’ll hold tight to me with a love that won’t let go.
Thank You for always being my Anchor.
When you come to the bottom, you find God. —Nevill Talbot
[From Anytime Prayers for Everyday People. Copyright © 2006 Bordon-Winters LLC]…