When someone is down in the dumps, its hard to break through the shell holding in their misery. Good intentions, kind words and loving attempts don’t always work to uplift downcast spirits. Nonetheless, when all else fails, there is one source that provides words of healing, Psalm 107:20.
Growing up, I often experienced a wide range of emotions. On the good days, I could lift others up, elevating their moods to my level. Meanwhile, if depressed, I made sure no one had a smile on their face, bringing whoever I could down into my pit of despair. Only a couple friends developed a few tricks to snap me out of these gloomy states.
Today, I have learned to become more self-reliant. Not in my own abilities. Rather, I trust in the power of God’s Word to infuse my soul with the strength to carry on, Isaiah 40:31. Therefore, if you’re having a bad day, feeling hopeless or stuck in a rut, open up the Bible today to find words of healing, Matthew 11:28-30.
by Jay Mankus