Light in the Darkness: David’s Struggle with Severe Depression
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This Sunday we explore the suffering King David experiences, and the mental anguish from which he suffers.  He records his helpless and hopeless feelings in Psalm 22.  Intimately acquainted with the mental illness struggles of King Saul, King David now finds himself with feelings of painful solitude, even abandonment, and the fear that pervades his every thought.  In other people David finds no empathy or kindness, only ridicule, so he turns to God, crying out for salvation and comfort.  Hear the cries of so many struggling for help and hope in depression. May our hearts be changed to provide empathy and love when darkness descends upon those around us. Associated Scripture: Psalm 22:6-21a