When You Are Troubled and Depressed | Short Sermon Series
Psalm 77 reflects how Asaph maneuvers through his feelings of hopelessness and desperation. His anguish is apparent in the first few verses as he cries out relentlessly to God.
Perhaps you can identify with Asaph’s feelings, but note how his first response to his depression is not to fake happiness, but to get honest and cry out to God about his doubts and fears. Likewise, when we are troubled, let us take it to God - He desires to hear and address the questions and troubles of our hearts.
As Asaph struggled to fall asleep, his mind drifted into sweeter times of the Lord’s work and of His miracles. He redirected his thoughts to focus on the times that God was close to him and was reminded of the praises that he sung for God.
Remembering the times God was good to him helped Asaph feel comforted and confident that God would deliver him from his troubles.
If you feel yourself spiralling, take a step back and look at how God has touched your life previously. List out specific blessings that have touched you today, yesterday, the last week, so on. Perhaps this could help you to see your life through a different lens, and regain the faith that God will see you through your struggles.