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Saints & Struggles: May 20

This week is based on the “Struggle of Depression” sermon from the Saints & Struggles series. We are focusing on how God helps us in the midst of struggles. Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you…

“How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, and my enemy will say, ‘I have overcome him,’ and my foes will rejoice when I fall. But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.’”
Psalm 13 (NIV)

We have a tendency to forget the things we want to remember and remember the things we want to forget. The struggle of depression can form out of exhaustion, physical/mental illness, and loss just to name a few. In each case, it only seems to escalate our insecurities, worries, anger, and anxiety. Psalm 13 reminds us of 2 important truths. First, God can take all of our insecurities, worries, anger, anxiety, and He invites us to bring these to Him. Second, God is faithful. He may feel distant, but God is always near. Take a moment to bring your insecurities, worries, anger, and anxiety to God in prayer. Aftwards, give thanks and sing a worship song to remind yourself that God is faithful and near.