Surviving Life’s Catastrophes
If you haven’t experienced one of life’s catastrophes, be prepared. Sooner or later one will come. The advice that I will give to you today is not to allow yourself to be a victim. The difference between a victim and a survivor is how you react. When life knocks you down, the victim lays there in defeat but the survivor gets up in hope. Winners are those who can learn to handle defeat.
Depression can prey upon those whose life has inflicted emotional wounds. It can quickly become fatal to those who are weak in faith. David gives believers two techniques to use against depression. The first can be found in 1 Samuel (30:6,10) “..David encouraged himself in the LORD his God…. David pursued, he and four hundred men:”If you trust in the Lord He will give you the strength to get up and fight with whatever you have left.
The second can be found in 2 Samuel (12:20) “..David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.” Admit to what can’t be changed and undertake what you can change. Arise to your feet, change your environment and begin to take your life back.
Be a survivor!