TOPIC: DEPRESSION IS NOT YOUR PORTION
Read: Proverbs 17:22
“Rejoice evermore.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16
During one of the Thanksgiving Services we had several years ago, a woman came in her best attire, sat at the front pew and danced vigorously throughout. Upon my enquiries, I discovered that the week before, her house was robbed and her car stolen. Ordinarily, she should have been depressed about the loss but she received strength to remain joyful and still praised God.
One of my sons often said You may have lost something but God is the reason you haven’t lost everything. Are you going through any unpleasant situation or is your family having a hard time now? I encourage you to say no to depression. Instead, let the well of joy flow from your belly outwardly, knowing fully that God is all-sufficient and He’s got your back. One of the ways to express joy is by praising God through words and songs.
When you speak about the God of wonders, the spirit of depression will hear you and run! Praising God in the midst of sorrow is also an act of faith and you know what? God always responds to those who praise Him wholeheartedly.
Point: Praise God for the next 20 minutes.
Bible in One Year: John 15:1-27 , 2 Chronicles 17:1-19 , 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 , 2 Chronicles 19:1-11