This Sunday at Green Pond Bible Chapel we begin our summer series on Psalms- Worship in Real Life. Our first Psalm for this year is Psalm 13. This Psalm is an honest expression of faith in the midst of anxiety, hurt, despair, and depression.
Most estimates are that at least 40 million American adults struggle with major anxiety and/or depression. Drugs designed to alter moods specifically targeting anxiety consistently rank in the top ten prescribed drugs year to year.
If you are struggling with anxiety, despair, or depression, I want to invite you to come and worship with us this Sunday at Green Pond Bible Chapel. Not only does God know your hurt and pain, he has provided a model for how we should respond when we face despair of any kind.
If you’re not struggling at the moment, it’s very likely that you personally know someone fighting this battle. Please extend this invitation to them. There is lasting hope for every person struggling with anxiety, and that hope comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Psa. 13:1 ¶ How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
Psa. 13:2 How long will I store up anxious concerns within me,
agony in my mind every day?
How long will my enemy dominate me?
Psa. 13:3 ¶ Consider me and answer, LORD my God.
Restore brightness to my eyes;
otherwise, I will sleep in death.
Psa. 13:4 My enemy will say, “I have triumphed over him,”
and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.
Psa. 13:5 ¶ But I have trusted in your faithful love;
my heart will rejoice in your deliverance.
Psa. 13:6 I will sing to the LORD
because he has treated me generously.