God called me to Psalm 118 in the most difficult season of my life.
In 2015, I struggled with depression.
I was a freshman at an enormous public university I never wanted to attend, and my days were largely marked by sadness and loneliness. Nothing in my life felt right, and my sadness began to consume me. My brokenness led me spiraling down into a dark season of depression and anxiety.
With nothing else to turn to, I turned to God. I clung to the promises of my Father, who I was just beginning to know, and dove into scripture. Previously only a prescriber of Pinterest-friendly Christian culture, I strove to know the God that Jesus knew.
And in my struggle, God spoke to me.
During that time, I felt God call me to several passages. However, I felt that I spoke to me the most through Psalm 118. To this day, two years after my battle with depression, I hold a special place in my heart for Psalm 118 and how it has carried, and will carry, me through dark times.
For this reason, I have decided to pray through Psalm 118. Every Sunday for the next few months, I will be using this Psalm to guide my prayers of joy and praise, of fear and pain, and of struggle and perseverance.
I hope you enjoying following along and praying with me through Psalm 118!