"Yet I am standing here depressed and gloomy, but I will
meditate upon your kindness to this lovely land.........."
~ Psalm 42:6a LAB
Bible Commentary: "Depression is one of the most common emotional ailments. One antidote for depression is to meditate on the record of God's goodness to His people. This will take our minds off the present situation and give hope that it will improve. It focuses our thoughts on God's ability to help us rather than our inability to help ourselves. When we feel depressed, we need to take advantage of this psalm's anti-depressant; read the Bible's accounts of God's goodness and meditate on them."