Be Not Conformed to this World
SPECIAL EXCERPT FROM THE UPCOMING TBC DEVOTIONAL CALENDAR, “APPLES OF GOLD.”
We are not told that Joseph or David, for example, needed deep emotional healing in the areas of identity and rejection. They found their comfort and joy in the Lord, forgot themselves, and became God's channels of blessing to others. And to those who say this is too harsh for the average Christian to live up to, it is what the Lord requires, and we have His promise to bear our burdens and to give us His comfort and strength. The Scripture does not say, “Rejoice in the Lord, unless you are too depressed or have been rejected and need deep emotional healing to deal with it”! It says, “Rejoice in the Lord always... and the joy of the Lord is your strength”!
“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.”
-1 SAMUEL 30:6