The cure for depression

My Mom recently reminded me that my Father, (who passed away in 1998), was a news-hound, “though he always found it so depressing”.   As much as I miss him, it’s probably best that Dad is seeing today’s headlines from the vantage point of eternity.

I seem to have inherited the news hound from my Father, and then had it supercharged by missions and travel.   And just like him, I fall into despair almost every morning by the time I’ve caught up on world events.  The creep of darkness seems to grow ever deeper, and few in the media are interested in anything hopeful.  So I’ve taken to refreshing myself with the truth of Psalm 2 after my daily dose of the news:

Why do the nations rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers plot together,
against the LORD and against His anointed, saying,
“Let us break their bands in two and cast away their cords”.
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall mock them.
Then He shall speak in His anger, and trouble them in His wrath.
“Yea, I have set My king on My holy hill, on Zion”.

(Psalm 2:1-6)

What a great reminder of Who holds the editorial power of history.  Try as they may, the nations haven’t a chance against this King and His determination to write a good ending to this story.

3 thoughts on “The cure for depression”

  1. News (good or bad) from around the world is an excellent prayer guide. Bad news bothers some Christian acquaintances so much they avoid news altogether. I think believers should heed Luke 21 on a frequent basis, more so in these days of almost instant communication.

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  2. Take heart, my friend. As you pointed out, we know how the Book ends.
    HE WINS, and so do we! Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.”
    What great news for mankind! No matter how negative the news media declares things to be, we can “come in the opposite spirit” and pray God’s blessings into situations we’d know nothing of otherwise! In every situation, we can become part of the problem or part of the solution. Prayer works, and it’s the Kingdom of God in action every day!
    ……..Blessings on your time in Europe!

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