Bible reference (Old Testament) ~ Psalm 19:7-11
Over 10 years ago I went through a time in my life that was humbling and could’ve led to depression. But I was determined to fight depression. The situation was on my mind day and night. I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me. Even though I had to face them regularly.
I was demoted on my job. I went from training new people back to a monotonous assembly job.
So I turned to Bible verses. Memorizing Bible passages that would take my mind off my daily work. Every night I would scour through details of why my situation happened. I had to teach myself to quit thinking about it. And I would say Bible verses to distract my mind.
I’m a detail oriented person. Thoughts of what I see, hear and emotionally feel constantly go through my mind.
I memorized parts of Psalm 139 and Psalm 19.
Here are the gorgeous words that describe the Bible found in Psalms.
7 The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The commandments of the Lord are right,
bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
giving insight for living.
9 Reverence for the Lord is pure,
The laws of the Lord are true;
each one is fair.
10 They are more desirable than gold,
even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even honey dripping from the comb.
11 They are a warning to your servant,
a great reward for those who obey them.