Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. (Psalm 43:5, English Standard Version)
Theme: Rejoicing and Thanksgiving
As we conclude our review of Spiritual Warfare, there is a need to address a reality of life that is sometimes difficult to discuss, including in Christian circles. I am referring to mental health challenges, such as depression. Fortunately, society has become much more open to discussing mental health issues, but there is still room for improvement. For our study, it will be helpful to consider how we reconcile mental health challenges with a life of rejoicing and thanksgiving. Certainly, we must be careful not to attribute mental health challenges to an attack of the devil. However, attempts to “eliminate” God from the response to mental health challenges may certainly be acts of spiritual warfare.
Bible Study Passage:
In our Scripture passage today, David describes his mental state and his response. Please read the passage and respond to the question below.
What comfort do you take from David’s response to his situation?
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