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The up-look for the downcast SERIES: The Grinches That Steal Christmas

Psalm 42 KJV
1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so
panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul
thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall
I come and appear before God? 3 My tears
have been my meat day and night, while they
continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 4
When I remember these things, I pour out my
soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I
went with them to the house of God, with the
voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that
kept holyday. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my
soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope
thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help
of his countenance. 6 O my God, my soul is cast
down within me: therefore will I remember thee
from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites,
from the hill Mizar. 7 Deep calleth unto deep at
the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and
thy billows are gone over me. 8 Yet the Lord will
command his lovingkindness in the day time, and
in the night his song shall be with me, and my
prayer unto the God of my life. 9 I will say unto
God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why
go I mourning because of the oppression of the
enemy? 10 As with a sword in my bones, mine
enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto
me, Where is thy God? 11 Why art thou cast
down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise
him, who is the health of my countenance, and
my God.
Exodus 15:1 GNV
1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to
the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, because he
has won a glorious victory; he has thrown the
horses and their riders into the sea.
Acts 16:25-28 GNV
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying
and singing hymns to God, and the other
prisoners were listening to them.
26 Suddenly there was a violent earthquake,
which shook the prison to its foundations. At
once all the doors opened, and the chains
fell off all the prisoners.
27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the
prison doors open, he thought that the
prisoners had escaped; so he pulled out his
sword and was about to kill himself.
28 But Paul shouted at the top of his voice,
“Don’t harm yourself We are all here!”
Depression is a feeling of HELPLESSNESS and
HOPELESSNESS that leads to intense sadness.
I. The problem of depression is COMMON
I Kings 19:3-4 GNV
3 Elijah was afraid and fl ed for his life; he took his
servant and went to Beersheba in Judah.
Leaving the servant there,
4 Elijah walked a whole day into the wilderness.
He stopped and sat down in the shade of a
tree and wished he would die. “It’s too much,
Lord,” he prayed. “Take away my life; I might
as well be dead!”
Numbers 11:15 GNV
15 If you are going to treat me like this, have pity
on me and kill me, so that I won’t have to
endure your cruelty any longer.”
Jonah 4:3 GNV
3 Now then, Lord, let me die. I am better off dead
than alive.”
II Corinthians 1:8-9 GNV
8 We want to remind you, friends, of the trouble
we had in the province of Asia. The burdens
laid upon us were so great and so heavy that
we gave up all hope of staying alive.
9 We felt that the death sentence had been
passed on us. But this happened so that we
should rely, not on ourselves, but only on God,
who raises the dead.
Matthew 26:38 GNV
38 and he said to them, “The sorrow in my heart is
so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here
and keep watch with me.”
Elijah’s depression was triggered FEAR
Moses depression was triggered by PEOPLE
Jonah’s depression was triggered by ANGER
Paul’s depression was triggered by STRESS
Jesus depression was triggered by ANXIETY
II. The presence of depression can be
CONTROLLING
III. The producer of depression is
CALCULABLE
CHEMICAL depression
REACTIVE depression
PSYCHOTIC depression

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