Cast Down O My Soul?


Cast Down O My Soul?
By Tom D Blakely

Why are you cast down O my soul?
And how much lower can I feel?

The psalmist’s words ring loud and clear
But bring no comfort to my ear.

It makes no difference what God says
For I am set in my own ways.

God’s Word condemns a lack of faith
Which makes me even more depressed!

God also knows the reasons why
Depression comes, much more than I.

Since God allowed this awful thing
I do not want to talk to Him.

I thought that I could work this out
But I have failed without a doubt.

The more I linger in the mire
The worse I get and that’s for sure!

My illness doctors recognize!
Why is it nothing in God’s eyes?

Perhaps my greatest sin is pride
That’s why in prayer I don’t confide?

Lord tell me that You understand
I really need Your healing hand!

With sin confessed, the Lord draws near
And my depression starts to clear!

Though not completely I must say
Some illnesses don’t go away.

And finally, this I must share
Relief is found through Christ in prayer!


“Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.”
[Psalm 43:5]


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