This morning I was blessed to go through Psalm 6. At first glance it appears to be one of doom and gloom, after the study with good conversation about this Psalm I ended this Bible study with gained insight. Depression is not a modern day affliction. It is a human condition that is almost as old as man. Another pearl of wisdom was seeing the connection between our physical health and our mental health, seeing how these are interwoven and can play off one another was acknowledging why my depression and ailing physical conditioning go hand in hand.
Reading verses 6 and 7 I felt my heart screaming, this is me. Rising to be recognised the grief within me saw a familiar friend.
“I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes.”
Psalm 6:6-7 ESV
The Lord hears my plea, what a relief.
“The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer.”
Psalm 6:9 ESV
Who else would you want to hear your prayer, your cry for help, you call of desperation but the Creator of all.
Suffering with depression does not exclude me from being in God’s presence but rather puts me in a position to have the Almighty hear my prayers, hear my pleas, hear my anguish but most importantly hear my heart.