I remembered you , O God, and I groaned; I mused, and my spirit grew faint. You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; I remembered my songs in the night. My heart mused and my spirit inquired. Will the Lord reject forever: Will he never show his favor again? Has his unfailing love vanished forever: Has his promise failed for all time?
These are the writings of a person in the midst of classic depression. Look where he goes to combat these feelings. vs. 10-12Then I thought “To this I will appeal; the years of the right hand of the Most High: I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.
The Psalmist remembers the amazing things God has done – His mighty works, His miracles, the history of His mighty deeds. Think about this. When the trials of life are overwhelming, let us remember the amazing things God has done in our lives. Someone told me once to keep a journal of the mighty hand of God in my life because I would never remember all that He has done. I only did it for a short time, but think how wonderful it would be to look back on such a journal and be encouraged.