Mood Swings (19 of 22) by Jerry Vines

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Mood Swings (19 of 22)
Series: Behave Yourself
Jerry Vines
James 5:13-15

In many ways the Christian life is no different from the life of any other person. Life has its good days and its bad days. You will experience ups and downs in life. Life very often is a series of hills and valleys. That's one of the reasons I enjoy reading the book of Psalms.

The book of Psalms is a book written especially for the human emotions. Every possible range of human emotions can be found in the book of Psalms. The Psalmists pluck every string of the human emotion.

A number of years ago I did a series of messages on the Psalms, and I entitled the series "Where Psalms Are Written" because it is very helpful to look at some of the Psalms and the circumstances which cause the Psalms to be written. You will discover that those Psalms were written in every conceivable circumstance.

Sometimes the Psalmist wrote and said, "Out of the depths I cried unto you." On other occasions he writes a Psalm and it says, "The lions have fallen out unto me in pleasant places." So I like the Psalms because they deal with these mood swings, with these differences in human emotions.

There are many people who have a hard time dealing with the changing circumstances and the variety of moods which come to them in life. It's not easy for them to cope with these mood swings. There are some, of course, who have mood swings which are chemically driven. There are mood swings which have to do with chemical malfunctions in the brain. There are times when people need to have Christian care and Christian counseling and Christian medicine to help them get through some of these brain disorders that may come. These are more severe. These are more serious mood swings which some people have to deal with.

Some people have to deal with issues of depression, and they are not able to get themselves out of the tank of depression and they need some specialized Christian care to he ...

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