Psalm 29: 1 “Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD Glory and Strength”
As the Theme of Bible Doctrines says “Enjoy God’s Grace and Extend His Glory.” God is all sufficient in Himself; We often wonder: “Why does God need us to show his Glory?” or “We are his creation, I don’t see why or how God would want us to glorify him when he is all sufficient” As we are learning in class, I am finding that, true, God does not need us to show his glory, but he chooses to work in our lives, good and bad, so we can see God’s hand and glorify his magnificence.
One of my friends said a verse last night in devotions, “In everything give thanks” (I Thessalonians 5:18) How can we give thanks when we loose sight of Enjoying God’s Grace and Extending His Glory? It is almost impossible to be thankful for the Grace of God in our lives when we are focused on the waters and not the Face of God.
We need to keep our eyes on God’s grace on our lives. It does not matter how depressed you are, you can still give glory for His goodness on our life. I believe specific depression is not a sin, If you are depressed because a friend is going through something and you are concerned how you are able to help, I believe that is a good depression; because you are not focused on yourself..but on the other hand when you begin to focus on yourself, you start loosing sight of God’s Grace, and can’t see how God is able to work through our lives in the toughest time. God used the greatest men in the Bible to accomplish his will, after they fell into depression: Elijah (I Kings 19:1-6) after he was depressed, God had him eat, go up to Mount Horeb and wait for the Lord there- There was an earth quake, a mighty wind, a fire But the Lord was not in any them- until a still, small voice spoke to Elijah. Elijah was a great man of God, and in the faithfulness of Elijah, God refused to let Elijah see death – you know the story – he was taken up, in to heaven, on a chariot of fire. That’s why I believe that depression is not a bad thing, God can still use you to show his Glory.