11/05/2017

Dan Wykle

 

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 42:11

Man, I gotta tell ya, I’m in a MAJOR funk! Have been now for the past two weeks. But there is something different with this current situation.

 

As I’ve told you before, I suffer from depression. Most of the time, it’s controllable. I may only have three or four days that I feel out of sorts. This time, however, I feel like I am in a major battle! And I truly believe that Satan wants me to think he’s winning.

 

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.

In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart;

I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

 

I really am having a hard time trying to convince myself that I am even worthy enough to write this devotional. I mean, sometimes when we feel our lives are a mess, we feel inadequate to tell others about Jesus. I’ve honestly been wondering how anything I say could be worthy of my heavenly Father. I will use this platform, however, in hopes that whoever is reading this finds the help needed to get you through this difficult season.

 

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you,

as though something strange were happening to you.

But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings,

that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

1 Peter 4:12-13

 

My prayer to anyone going through ANY tough season right now, is that you go before God and ask Him to take all the pain away, to be made whole again. Hang on, because OUR tough times and experiences can be a tool to help others who are going through these trials.

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction,

so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction,

with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4