Sermon Notes 2021 01 10 PM

January 10, 2021 PM
(previously preached and recorded on May 25, 2003)
Dr. Michael Catt 

 

When You Are Down in the Dumps

Psalm 42,43

 

"Depression is a major ill that affects more people than we imagine and infects more than we realize." - Warren Wiersbe

 

I. THE REASONS FOR DEPRESSION

 

A. Spiritually, a sense of separation

B. Physical separation

C. Personally, a sense of isolation

 

II. THE RIGHT RESPONSE TO DEPRESSION


A. The necessity for honesty
B. The necessity of developing a longing heart for God

  1. Remember God in your past
  2. Remember God's faithfulness
  3. Remember to put your hope in God

     

III. PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR DEALING WITH DEPRESSION

  1.  Look away from your circumstances and look to God.
  2. Don't keep your depression bottled up inside.
  3. Learn to praise God even when you don't feel like it.
  4. Put God at the forefront.
  5. Put your feet on solid ground.
  6. Make God your source of strength.
  7. Put your hope in God.