By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land? (Psalms 137:1-4)
Today's Morsel: Being able to deal with discouragement, despair, depression, despondency, and dejection require you to know God and have a strong relationship with him. Most people fail to realize that the aforementioned things all have an undercurrent that will try to pull you under. And that undercurrent is a pull from hell. If we do not retain a strong faith and relationship in Christ Jesus, and if we do not keep our minds stayed on Him, we can become easily pulled down into discouragement, depression, and a low state of despondency. If we do, the undercurrent can drowned us. John said that in Jesus Christ was life, and that the life was the light of men (John 1:4). Therefore, if we say that we are Christians and have Christ's Spirit in us, we should be able to see every evil for what it is and avoid it. Keep your heart and mind on Christ, and He will give you strength.
Sing: When gloom and sadness whispers, you've sinned, no use to pray, I look away to Jesus, and He tells me to say:
I see a crimson stream of blood. It flows from Calvary, its waves which reach the throne of God, are sweeping over me.
Thought for Today: Stay under the blood and you'll have great joy.