Author: Beth
•Monday, March 28, 2011
The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself.

You have to take yourself in hand, you have to

address yourself,

preach to yourself,

question yourself.

You must say to your soul:

'Why art thou cast down' -- what business have you to be disquieted?'

You must turn on yourself,

upbraid yourself,

condemn yourself,

exhort yourself,

and say to yourself:


-- instead of muttering in this depressed, unhappy way.

And then, you must go on and remind yourself of God,

Who God is,

and what God is,

and what God has done,

and what God has pledged Himself to do.

Then, having done that, end on this great note: defy yourself.

and defy other people

and defy the devil and the whole world,

and say with this man

'I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance, who is also the health of my countenance and my God.'"

- Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones, Spiritual Depression