Dealing with Depression

Scripture Verses

Psalm 42-43

Outline

In low moments, God may seem distant, but the truth is He is very near. 

Five Books of Psalms

  • Psalm 41:13
  • Psalm 72:19-20
  • Psalm 89:52
  • Psalm 106:48
  • Psalm 150

Psalm 42-43

  • Psalm 43 has no superscription
  • The same phrase is repeated in both 42 and 43
  • Maschil – to have insight
  • “Disquieted”
    • great commotion of tumult, ro rage, war moan, clamor (clamorous), concourse, cry aloud, to be disquieted, load, mourn, be moved, make a noise, rage, roar, sound, be troubled, make in tumult, tumultuous, be in an uproar
  • “Cast Down”
    • sink or depress, bend, bow down, bring (cast) down, crouch, humble self, be (bring) low, stoop
  • Psalm 119:131

Christ Troubled in Spirit

  • John 11:33
  • John 12:27
  • John 13:21

Life Principles

  • Remember God’s powerful presence in the past
  • Remember God’s personal presence in the present
  • Remember God’s prevailing promises for the future
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