May 24, 2024

Psalm 42

Spiritual Depression:  The Cause & Cure

Biographical books and records of history speak of the story of a young Midwestern lawyer who suffered from such deep depression that his family and closest friends felt it was best to keep all knives and other sharp objects away from his reach.  He had spent most of his adult life questioning his calling and the purpose of even seeing his life to its natural end.  A frequent journal writer, he once had written, “I am now the most miserable man living.  Whether I shall ever be better, I cannot tell.  I awfully forebode I shall not.”  But somehow, from somewhere, this downtrodden soul received the encouragement and the hope that he needed, and the accomplishments and achievements of his life would change the trajectory of the free world.  Abraham Lincoln forever changed the lives of thousands and would be forever etched in the pages of history. 

Perhaps like some of you, I, too, have fought on the battleground located between my ears.  Shamefully, I once thought I was immune from the impact of depression and the feeling of dejection.  The consequences of spiritual depression can be crippling if one does not take an intentional approach at determining the cause and seek out the cure. 

If you are in a season of spiritual depression, I pray with my whole heart you will join us on Sunday as we continue to look at God’s songbook, the Psalms.  We will explore Psalm 42 as we look at Spiritual Depression:  The Cause & Cure.  I hope you will join us as we worship God together.


Pastor Brandon