God, When I am Depressed I Look to You! (Prayer Journal 95)

Father, in Jesus' name, I bless and praise You my God and King. You are great and greatly to be praised. Your greatness is unsearchable. God, I feel so distant from You, discouraged in my soul, drifting from You further with every passing moment. Yet God I know that You are in control, that You love me, that You are good, and that You are fulfilling Your purpose in the earth and in my life.

God, bring me to the place where I will bless the Lord, o my soul, and all that is within me will bless Your holy name. Help me to bless You, Lord, at all times and may Your praise continually be in my mouth. There are times that I begin to drift into depression and I do not know what to say or even feel like praying to You my God. In those moments all I know is that I desperately need You. In the billowing sea of circumstances and life it seems like I am drowning in the depths. I can feel like giving up and giving in, ready to throw in the proverbial towel. I can feel like there is no more fight left in me and that my faith has been drained. I know that I am weak not realizing that Your Spirit is strong in me. God, revive me again that I may rejoice in You.

God, it seems that I am facing little to no opposition from the enemy of my soul. Yet that is exactly what the deceiver would want me to think. Open my eyes so that I may truly see what is going on around me from Your perspective. Grant me discernment and a spiritual fortitude to stand against the schemes and tricks of the evil one. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I may be strong in the Lord and in the power of Your might as I put on the full armor of God. Help me to always be mindful of the nature of this battle and stand in the victory that is mine in Christ Jesus. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers, authorities, and spiritual wickedness in the heavenly realms.

God, lift the clouds from my mind and the burdens from my shoulders. Grant me the grace to cast all of my cares and burdens on You. For You have promised to sustain me and You will never allow the righteous to be moved. If you do not breakthrough and intervene in my life then I will fall away from You and bring disgrace to Your name. I am so thankful that You have begun a good work in me that You will complete on the day of Jesus Christ. For I am in Your hands Lord Jesus and no one can ever pluck me out. You have promised to never leave me nor forsake me for You, Jesus, are with me always. I am so thankful that there is absolutely nothing in all creation that will ever separate me from Your love.

God, there are times when You make my life uncomfortable to help me to recognize my desperate need for You as You position me for greater usefulness in Your Kingdom. Like a mother eagle You tear up the nest, push me to the edge of the cliff, and even over as You teach me to fly. But You will never let me free fall to my death for You will bear me up on Your wings. So help me to hope and trust in You no matter what. You are the God who caused scattered dry bones to live again. As I spend time with You in Your Word breathe Your Spirit on my life. Thank You for giving me a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. You are a faithful God and I love You. In Jesus' name, Amen!!!



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