“The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away” (Job 1:21; NLT).

“And now my life seeps away. Depression haunts my days” (Job 30:16; NLT).

I am sick with despair (Psalm 35:12; NLT).

Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me (Psalm 69:2; NLT).

From the depths of despair, O LORD, I call for your help (Psalm 130:1; NLT).

He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along (Psalm 40:2; NLT).

When I can’t accept
The losses in my life,
I’m swamped by self-pity,
Depression, or despair.

I pine for what is gone,
Unable to see
How I can live without it.

Please help me
Through my mourning,
As I slowly come to terms
With what I’ve lost,

So I can move into a new
And different phase of life –
With you.

In Jesus’ name,

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