I love Psalm 88, however, there’s a twist to it. All the other psalms end with joy even though they start off with sorrow. This one reflects pain throughout:
Oh Lord, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
May my prayer come before you. Turn your ear to my cry.
For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near to the grave,
I am counted among those who go down to the pit.
I am like a man without strength,
I am set apart with dead like who lie in the grave whom you remember no more who are cut off from your care.
In fact, the writer of this Psalm shows the symptoms of clinical depression. Why would God put that in the Bible? I think God knows there at times this is how we feel. Sometimes life overwhelms us.
Today I have Anita Brooks with me, and she has written Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over. She will share how God can restore after major depression:
Find Anita Brooks here.