Wednesday, April 7, 2010


by Vivian Bills

Wednesday - April 7, 2010 - 1 Samuel 1,2; Psalm 66; 2 Corinthians 7

S - 2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

O - There is sorrow that brings life and sorrow that brings death. When your focus is on the Lord and you realize you've done wrong, you can repent and be saved. But, when your focus is on yourself and you realize your depravity, that leads to depression and separation from God.

A - The best way to climb out of depression is to focus on the Lord's goodness as opposed to your own sinfulness. The next best thing is to help someone else. There is a lot of self-focus in the world today. A lot of people do whatever it is that feels good to them (drugs, drinking, illicit sex, overeating) instead of doing things that help other people and therefore pleasing the Lord.

P - Lord, help me to not focus on me and to instead focus on You and what You would have me do for You and for other people. In You there is fullness of joy.

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