Depression of King Saul
“But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.”
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Suicide Latin (suicidium, from suicaedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.
Depression - a mental disorder characterized by extreme gloom, feelings of inadequacy, and inability to concentrate.
During the holiday season along with other celebrations, suicidal moments occur. Depression from occupations, relationships and outside entities also share in suicidal episodes.
Rather, they see suicide as an answer to a problem and a way to end their discomfort. People who seriously consider suicide feel despairing, helpless, and insignificant. A person who feels despairing believes that no one can help with an occasion or problem. A person who feels helpless is restrained by Satan and is incapable to take stages to solve problems. A person who feels worthless is overcome with a sense of private disappointment.
Remember, it is Satan’s ultimate goal to take something that is most beautiful or God made and to turn it into something grotesque. Therefore, Jesus noted “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
How does one emote or rise out of such sad circumstances to avoid negative thoughts? David, when he was on the run from his son, gathered his mighty men and raided an outpost away from his stationary camp. While he was away another enemy invaded his camp, and stole away his wife and his men wives, children, and money. There were so distraught they talked of killing David. But the bible notes David found strength in the Lord. 1 Samuel 30:6
When we are burdened with the woes of life, we must find strength in the Lord for He is our refuge and strength (Psalms 46:1,2) in our time of need.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10. Satan looks to turn something beautiful into something grotesque.
David Mourns Abner (2 Samuel 2:3)
29Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house, and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread.
21 Later Jesus said to them again, “I am going away. You will search for me but will die in your sin. You cannot come where I am going.” 22The peopled asked, “Is he planning to commit suicide? What does he mean, ‘You cannot come where I am going’?”
King David, (Psalm 13:2-4)
, How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? F
or ever? ...3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;… But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. 6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
Jeremiah 20:14 - 18
14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed
… Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been. 17 my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.
Job 7:13 - 16
13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints; 14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions: 15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life?
Paul wrote about himself: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
“Be transformed, by the renewing of our mind”. The Holy Spirit is the only One who can help us break free and be healed of these deadly emotions.
Bishop George L. Lockhart
Pastor, Lake Park