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.”