Daily Devotions

数算你的恩典


数算你的恩典

Count Your Blessings

 

我遭遇患难….我要唱诗歌颂耶和华。

诗27:5、6

. . . when troubles come . . . sing his praises with much joy. —Psalm 27:5,6

 

基督徒并不是不会遭遇沮丧。事实是:事件的趋势和邪恶潮流,足以使一个人严肃的思考——基督徒也不例外。以色列的歌颂者,大卫,并不总是极其沮丧。有时,他的快乐的赞歌会转变成哀伤的歌。“我昼夜以眼泪当饮食,人不住对我说:你的神在哪里呢?”“我的心哪,你为何忧伤,为何在我里面烦躁”?“我发现治疗抑郁症的方法是赞美耶和华。换句话说:忙着数算神对你的恩典,抑郁和绝望就会被赶跑。

 

Christians are not altogether immune from depression. The fact is: the trend of events and the mounting tide of evil are enough to give one sobering thoughts—Christian or not. David, the sweet singer of Israel, was not always on top of his depression. Sometimes his glad song was turned to a depressive mourning. “My tears have been my meat day and night, while continually they say unto me, Where is thy God? Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted in me?” I find that the cure for depression is praise. In other words: be so busy counting your blessings, that thoughts of gloom and despair will be crowded out.

 

今日祷告

谢谢你天父,因为诗篇帮助我认识到,即使处于低谷中大卫仍与你交谈。不管我面对什么情况,我要学会赞美你。

Prayer for the day

Thank You, heavenly Father, for the Psalms which help me see that even in the depths David talked with You. Whatever my circumstances, I will learn to praise You.