THE NARROW WAY DAILY DIGEST
Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Spiritual Depression: Unanswered Prayers.
“Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?”
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.”
Depression is a period of unhappiness or low morale and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide. While spiritual depression is when one is unhappy with God or the things of God. Which often leads to backsliding and spiritual death.
Meanwhile, what are the causes of spiritual depression? One is unanswered prayers. It just like a farmer that plant seeds, expecting germination and the seeds fails, the truth is that, the farmer would not be happy. When there seems to be no results from one spiritual exercise(s), one tend to be depressed spiritually.
However, our today’s text expressly admonish us to lay our treasures in a safe place (Heaven), in order not to loose our peace afterwards. Do know beloved, when you focus on heaven, earthly failure will not cut you off from God. Yet, unanswered prayers could mean, there is a sin somewhere, or it is not yet God’s time, or what you asked for, is not what you need at that moment and so on.
In conclusion, how does God weigh success? Is it by what you do with what you are given? What principle you put in place to succeed? Well, in life you need vision, passion and energy to succeed. To desire success is not wrong, but to desire good thing at the wrong time is wrong. May you not loose your joy of salvation in Jesus name. Amen.
God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
I will focus on God. And I will not be depressed spiritually.
Holy and Loving Father, in You nothing is hidden. Please Lord, give me grace to remain focus on You. And help me not to be discourage in the place of prayers in Jesus name. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.