George Bernard Shaw is perhaps most renowned as a free thinker and liberal philosopher. In his last
writings we read, “The science to which I pinned my faith is bankrupt. Its counsels, which should
have established the millennium, led, instead, directly to the suicide of Eur … More
As a Christian what we need to do is to stop looking at the past and start looking to the future. The answer to depression is hope. As stated before, “hope” is not just a “hope so.” As a child, we may have hoped that we would get a new toy but there was no assurance the we would get it. When our hope is not in ourselves or in our circumstances but is in Christ it is guaranteed.
In this Psalm the writer lists his hopes:
Philip Brooks in his book on “Visions and Tasks” says. “Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.” Lord, help this to be true in my life! I have the choice of living a life that is full of hope or a life that is filled with despair.
Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. 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.
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Psalms 40:1-10A Joyful Report About David’s Deliverance
Psalms 40:11-17David’s Plea With The Lord For Mercy
Psalms 41:1-9A Prayer For Protection
Psalms 41:10-13God Delivered David Because of His Integrity
Psalms 42:1-8Longing For The Living God
Psalms 42:9-11David Questions God as to Why He Has to Suffer
Psalms 43:1-5David Prayed For Vindication From His Enemies
Psalms 44:1-8The Historic Faith of The Nation
Psalms 44:9-16The Humiliation Defeat of The Nation
Psalms 44:17-26The Prayer For Victory
Psalms 45:1-9Praise For The Royal Bridegroom
Psalms 45:10-17Advice For The Bride of The King
Psalms 46:1-7God’s Presence Makes Zion Secure
Psalms 46:8-11God Will be Exalted Throughout The Earth