Continue moving forward on your path to greatness
Pastor Jeffrey Mack | 4/24/2014, 9 a.m.
Part two of moving from depression to deliverance
In Psalm 13:3-4, David cries out to God. He says “Look on me and answer, O Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death; my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
David questions God about “how long” in verses 1-2, now in verses 3-4 he asks the Lord to “look on me and answer,” and “give light to my eyes.”
David wants God to turn and look “on him” not “at him.” So many of us need the Lord to look on
us! Instead of at us! Because we need a complete assessment of our whole life and not just a particular area!
David says, “Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,” my enemy will say, “I have overcome him, and my foes will rejoice when I fall.”
David like so many of us today when we are going through depression or feeling abandoned look for a silver lining or want to throw in the towel. We start to feel that all is lost and that the enemy will triumph or even succeed in taking us out.
So, David asks God to give light to his eyes, that is, to preserve him and to restore him to his full physical and mental health. You and I need to remember that no matter how dark the night, day light is coming.
In Psalm 18:28, David says, “For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.”
David recovers his trust in God and looks forward to the day when he will be able to praise God for His goodness. When suffering with depression let us strive to remember that God will deliver us.
Psalm 36:9 (NKJV)
Finally, in Psalm 36:9, David says “For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.”