This is an insightful and helpful blog on depression and the church’s response. Some churches do a good job welcoming the depressed, the grieving and the lonely. But as this blogger notes, many “try to drown [their] pain with the cacophony of the untroubled”.
For this week’s Sanity Sunday, Psalm 31 (Amplified):
In You, O Lord, I have placed my trust and taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed;
In Your righteousness rescue me.
Incline Your ear to me, deliver me quickly;
Be my rock of refuge,
And a strong fortress to save me.
Yes, You are my rock and my fortress;
For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.
You will draw me out of the net that they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength and my stronghold.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth and faithfulness.
I hate those who pay regard to vain (empty, worthless) idols;
But I trust in the Lord [and rely on Him with unwavering confidence].
I will rejoice and be glad in Your steadfast love,
Because You have seen my…
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