Psalm 62 God Alone A Refuge from Oppression! These DD oppress us greatly, even if they don't depress us; which most of us struggle with that one too. MamaR shared this lovely psalm with me yesterday. I love the repitition of; 'my soul waits in silence, and my stronghold not being greatly shaken.' v.1,2 My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation. My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. (What a declaration! I make it my own. When we know, that we know God is are one and only, we will not be greatly shaken.) v. 5-12 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. Men of low degree are only vanity, and men of rank are a lie, In the balance they go up; They are together lighter than breath. Do not trust in oppression, And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this; That power belongs to God; And lovingkindness is Thine, O Lord, For thou dost recompense a man according to his work. My soul, wait in silence for God only!! Oppression: pressure that comes from without, Unreasonable burdensome or severe, something that is unjust, or severe, excessive power. a sense of being weighed down. As in this DD, circumstances, money, other people's attitudes, Dr. etc.... Depression: Pressure that comes from within, a state of feeling sad; dejection, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and consentration, hopelessness. God is able to deliver us from both, and lead us in wisdom, in how to deal with both. Sometimes we need to change the outside forces, that cause us depression; and sometimes we need to change inside negative thoughts and attitudes, and replace them with God's words. Sometimes we need others to help us, and sometimes, we need to just wait in silence for God only! Well, we probable need to do that in all times! Blessings!