Happy Sunday – March 22 Devotions
It snowed again last night. That’s right, our first SPRING snow, on top of the 2-3 feet of snow we still have! Oh well, it’s sunny, at least, and it’s NASCAR race day!! One of hubby’s and my favorite days, because we snuggle up on the couch and watch the race, usually accompanied by both dogs and a cat or two. We really need to figure out how to take a picture of this “Race Day” scene! 🙂
But anyway, onto today’s Sunday devotions! And remember, check out Daily Scripture Readings, if you would like to read some Psalms and Proverbs for the day.
“Nobody wants to be in the pit of depression. When you are depressed, the devil’s goal is to make you so miserable and hopeless, you will never rise up to cause him any problems or to fulfill the call of God on your life.
So if you’re struggling in a pit that keeps you from being all God wants you to be, cry out to the Lord, and allow Him to draw you out of the pit and set you free. God has a great life planned for you–don’t let Satan steal it through depression.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
“Make a decision to tear down your walls and build bridges. There are many, many people who are lost in their messes and need someone to go before them and show them the way.
Why not be that person for them? Walls or bridges? The choice is yours!”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
-1- It’s amazing and alarming how heavy depression can be–for anyone who has suffered from it, I’m sure you know how it’s nearly a physical heaviness and pressure that weighs you down, and prevents you from doing much of anything productive. It kind of reminds me of those commercials for breathing difficulties, showing the elephant sitting on someone, but fortunately, God is more powerful than any medication to help lift us out of depression!
-2- This one is a good reminder –not just to tear down our own walls, but to tear down those walls and build bridges to help others. Be a bridge builder… good advice!
So what are YOUR thoughts? Have you ever experienced depression or know someone who struggles with it? Do you agree that depression feels almost like a physical weight, pressing you down?
Have you ever thought of tearing down walls and then building bridges?