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Start Talking to Yourself

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Good words from one of the finest preachers of the last century. . .

“Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? You must take yourself in hand, you have to address yourself, you have to preach to yourself, question yourself. . . then you must go on to remind yourself of God, Who God is, and what God is and what God has done and what God has pledged Himself to do.”

~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Spiritual Depression

What is the biblical basis for talking to yourself? Psalm 42:5. . .

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.

Suicide is not the answer

When people feel hopeless and powerless regarding their situation in life, there are those among them that will begin thinking that maybe suicide is the answer. It’s not.

Those who contemplate suicide believe that it may provide a way of escape from their misery. They usually think this is so because they have adopted at least one of a number of false assumptions. For this reason, anyone who gives suicide consideration needs to think carefully about their assumptions.

One common assumption that a person considering suicide can make is that God will understand this solution to their problems. But the sixth commandment tells us that we shall not murder, and this includes self-murder. God is the one who numbers our days, and in the days he gives us we are to cultivate our lives as we seek Him and trust Him through every trial. Read more…