Freedom from Depression, Part 4

Psalm 23:5b – “You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”

The oil being spoken of here is the Holy Spirit. When He fills us to overflowing, we can take a stand against our enemies. We can refuse to allow Satan to bind us. We declare with boldness, “I am not going to be fearful or sit in the darkness. I have more than enough (“my cup overflows”) in Jesus Christ!”

Psalm 23:6 – “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

Can it get any better than that? When we walk with Christ, goodness and love come along as our companions. They affirm us and open doors to the blessings God longs to give us. And to know that our home, our dwelling place, is with our Father both now in heaven… that is security as nothing on this earth can ever provide. We look forward with confidence to the future.

Psalm 23 is a fantastic psalm. Many of us learn it as kids. It’s so simple, so basic. We must never let it go. It’s for everyday life today. When you are struggling and overcome with darkness, go to Psalm 23. God’s promises are real and they are true.

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About Luis Palau

Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He has spoken in person to 25 million people in 72 countries with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. He has authored close to 50 books and countless articles on issues of faith, and has counseled with business and political leaders and heads of state around the world. Luis’ radio broadcasts in both English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,000 radio outlets in 48 countries. His outstanding and significant contribution to the field of Christian communications was recognized in 2008 with the National Religious Broadcasters William Ward Ayer Distinguished Service Award. Luis Palau festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His ministry also includes a number of alliances that allow partners in ministry to connect, draw from Palau’s vast experience, and become equipped to reach the world for Christ. More than 200 evangelists are currently a part of the Next Generation Alliance®, and the Livin It® Alliance is dedicated to action sports ministries, film and video outreaches. His book, A Friendly Dialogue Between an Atheist and a Christian, quickly became a bestseller in China and released in the United States in February 2008. Luis and his wife, Pat, live in Portland, Oregon, where they have twelve grandchildren and four sons, three of whom are actively involved with the ministry.