Dealing with Despondency

Scripture Verses

Psalm 13:1-6

Outline

Our faith needs to be placed in facts, not feelings. 

David on His Face – Verses 1-2

  • God has forgotten me
    • Isaiah 49:14-16
  • God doesn’t care about me
    • 1 Peter 5:7
  • I’m going to have to work things out myself
    • Proverbs 3:5-6; 16:3, 7
  • I resent this trial

David on His Knees – Verses 3-4

  • Instead of viewing God as removed, he requests God to consider and hear
  • Instead of despondency and distress, he now asks the Lord to “lighten” his eyes
    • Numbers 6:24-26
  • Instead of worrying about his enemy, David now mentally releases his enemy to the Lord

David on His Feet – Verses 5-6

  • Psalm 119:71
  • Psalm 119:75
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
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