I am honored to be over at Pursue Magazine today talking about the truths we need to hear when we’re in the depths of despair.
The Psalms are full of times where David pleaded with God to relieve him of the darkness which threatened to overtake him. He talks about his heart growing faint (Psalm 61:2) and about proverbial waters of despair nearly drowning him (Psalm 69:1). And if we are honest: we sometimes feel that way too.
It’s comforting to know we are not the first ones to experience intense fear and anxiety in the depths of despair.
For us, it may look like…
…pervasive sadness we cannot seem to shake.
…deep apathy for things we used to love and find joy in.
…sleeping much more or less than usual.
…intense feelings of guilt or shame.
…eating much more or less than usual.
…an inability to get out of bed some days.
Whatever it may look like, there are five truths rooted in Scripture we can cling to in times we feel like we may not survive the week, the day, or even the moment.