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Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread Ministries

Daily Devotionals

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“I had a dark moment.” Those five words capture the internal agony of a popular female celebrity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusting to a new normal was part of her challenge, and in her turmoil, she acknowledged that she wrestled with thoughts of suicide. Pulling out of the downward spiral included sharing her struggle with a friend who cared.

We’re all susceptible to tumultuous hours, days, and seasons. Valleys and hard places aren’t foreign but getting out of such places can be challenging. And seeking the assistance of mental health professionals is sometimes needed.

In Psalm 143, we hear and are instructed by David’s prayer during one of the dark times of his life. The exact situation is unknown, but his prayers to God are honest and hope-filled. “The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead. So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed” (vv. 3–4). For believers in Jesus, it’s not enough to acknowledge what’s going on within us to ourselves, to our friends, or to medical specialists. We must earnestly come to God (thoughts and all) with prayers that include the earnest petitions found in Psalm 143:7–10. Our dark moments can also be times for deep prayers—seeking the light and life only God can bring.

Previous episodes

  • 2473 - Dark Moments, Deep Prayers 
    Sat, 25 Jun 2022
  • 2472 - The Message of the Cross 
    Fri, 24 Jun 2022
  • 2471 - Drastic Measures 
    Thu, 23 Jun 2022
  • 2470 - Abundance Meets Need 
    Wed, 22 Jun 2022
  • 2469 - God Fights for Us 
    Tue, 21 Jun 2022
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