Depressed Soul

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones taps into our problems

“Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them but they are talking to you, they bring back the problems of yesterday, etc. Somebody is talking. Who is talking to you? Your self is talking to you. Now this man’s treatment [in Psalm 42] was this: instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” he asks. His soul had been depressing him, crushing him. So he stands up and says, “Self, listen for moment, I will speak to you.” 

-Martyn Lloyd-Jones

We can destroy our own self with our own thoughts, Jesus saves us from ourselves, our mind needs to be the mind of Christ; he knew his heavenly Father loved him. Our Heavenly Dad, Jesus and Holy Spirit love us; declare that to your soul, let your ears hear your words, see and experience the changes for the glory of God.

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