Thursday, December 4, 2008

Making Your Blues Go Away Part 6

Everybody gets the blues they are common to man. In order to make your blues go away you First have to realize that even spiritual people get depressed, second you have to face your emotions, third you have to uncover the root of your depression, forth you have to dethrone your feelings and:
Fifth You have to Remember The Grace Of God

Just like the children of Israel we easily forget God’s delivering grace in our lives. All of a sudden our redeemer becomes our neglector. Instead of singing, “How Great Thou Art” we say, “God Where Art Thou?.” The psalmist remembered God’s grace, “The Lord looked down from His sanctuary on high, from heaven He viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death” (Psalm 102:19-20). The history of Israel is one of God continually delivering his people, being gracious to them.

The apostle Paul reminds us that before we came to faith in Christ we had to “Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). We were completely lost and undone as far away from God as you could be. There was nothing in us that would cause God to save us, we were dead men walking. "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved." (Ephesians 2:4-5)

It’s good to remember the pit that God brought you out of. It’s good to remember the undeserved grace of God that overshadowed my hell-bound life and made me His child. It’s good to remember that I’m written on the palm of His hand and my name is engraved in the book of life. It’s good to remember that I’ve been given His precious Holy Spirit to indwell me and reveal the Son to me. If the cloud of depression darkens your vision of His present grace, remember His past grace and look for his future grace.

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