Many of us have them, some of us admit to it, some not….. What you ask?
Those downtrodden moods that seem to come out of nowhere. It feels like a weight pulling you down from the inside; a dark tunnel. It can almost feel physical.
Can you relate? We are not alone in this. Currently there are probably more of us than not. Biblically, there was Abraham, Jonah, Job, Elijah, King Saul, Jeremiah, and of course, David. By the way, these are all examples of strong men. So this is not a “female” thing.
In Psalm 38: David cries out:
“I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long…. I groan because of the turmoil in my heart”.
Psalm 42: 11 – David again exclaims: Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in GOD; for I shall yet praise HIM, who is the health of my countenance, and my GOD.
What David does is cry to the LORD that he is sad but also says to his “mood” why are you there? Hope in GOD – Praise HIM!
Look sometimes thoughts, and moods come out of nowhere and hit us like a ton of bricks. Satan works like that. Sad and angry moods, impatience, hoping to lead you into believing that your mood is stronger than GOD! His whole purpose (the evil one) is to separate us from GOD.
You may not be able to control what pops into your head, but you sure can decide what you will do with it once it is there. Sad, PRAY TO GOD like David did. But rejoice in it. YES, I said that! Rejoice in your sadness when it brings you to the foot of the CROSS because it just brought you to your FATHER! Dwell in that negative, you give power to it or power to the evil.
Sometimes, this is not a one and done thing. Sometimes you will have to be praying, chanting, and meditating over and over and over again. BUT the beauty in this….. IS this: THE LORD WILL RESTORE you, HE rewards our faithfulness. It clearly says this all over HIS WORD, but in John 12:46,
I have come as LIGHT into the world so that He who believes in ME, will not remain in darkness.
HERE IS A TEST: Next time you are attacked by a set of moods, anxiety, sadness, and thoughts running amuck…. Repeat this:
PRAISE YOU JESUS! I know YOU are with me. I know and feel YOU. THANK YOU JESUS that I am not alone, although I may feel alone, I am never alone because YOU live in my heart. YOU HOLD ME UP and YOU give me light so that I will not remain in DARKNESS. I am YOUR child, and YOU hold me and protect me from all that is dark. THANK YOU JESUS, THANK YOU JESUS! AMEN!
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.