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Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 4: Depression
Read Psalm 42:6-11“Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you—even from distant Mount Hermon, the source of the Jordan, from the land of Mount Mizar. I hear the tumult of the raging seas as your waves and surging tides sweep over me. But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life. ‘O God my rock,’ I cry, ‘Why have you forgotten me? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies?’ Their taunts break my bones. They scoff, ‘Where is this God of yours?’ Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!”Discover1. The psalmist moves from a drought experience to what new metaphor?2. What does use of the word “but” indicate about what he’s trying to think about?3. What two questions does the psalmist repeat in this second half of Psalm 42?RespondTake some time today or set aside time this weekend to remember all the great things God has done and accomplished in your life. Make a list and then do what the psalmist does – praise Him again with a heart of gratitude and worship. For Further Reading: Biblical Encouragement for Depressed Believers*For more practical resources related to this week’s readings, visit tpcc.org/depression. **TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool. For Families with Kids at HomeBe refreshed and renewed by these words today: God is your rock, and he is your hope. When you feel discouraged as a parent, remember his unfailing love for you, and for your kids.