An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

 Emotions of Christmas

(Psa 142:7 KJV)  Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

(Proverbs 22 also read)

This is one of several Psalms that seem to be written from the depths of despair.  Dare we say, “depression”?  This is tagged as being written by David, the man after God’s own heart.  If you read through this and don’t pick up the anguish, you were reading on neutral.  It is all through.  What sealed it for me was this opening phrase, “Bring my soul out of prison”.  

This is David.  King, victorious warrior, author, musician.  And he suffered times of depression.

So?  I would suggest that if David could feel this way and still write something like the 23rd Psalm, there is hope for us when we get a bit dragged down.  You soul does not need to stay in prison.  Keep that in mind as you celebrate the season. 

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