Daily Devotional day 4

Depression: State of Mind

You are what you…Hope

Daily Devotional for Depression ~Day 4~

The word HOPE has been made so insignificant in our vocabulary. We have made it more like wishing. “Well, I hope it works out” or “I’m hoping and praying it will be ok”.

The definition of HOPE is to cherish a desire with anticipation; to trust. So, to hope is to trust.

Ecclesiastes 9:4

There is no worse feeling than hopelessness. I lived in hopelessness for so long. It makes you numb. Ecclesiastes 9:4 says, “Anyone who is among the living has hope -even a live dog is better than a dead lion.” When I read Ecclesiastes when I was going through my depression, it made me laugh. A depressed person knows another depressed person wrote this book. For some reason God used this book of the bible to show me that even King Solomon struggled with depression. I’m not alone and there is hope. Romans 5:5 says, “Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.”

Romans 5:5

What do you hope?