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Demon Hunter – Through the Black

here is a song that ministered a lot to me during times of depression:

I’ve never been the type to turn my back and run.
It’s just never appealed to me to be the same as everyone.
And when it comes to shove and I can’t see you through the black,
I’m going to scream your name till you come back.

And every time I play with fire, I’m going to burn, burn, burn until I learn.
And everytime I do it myself, I’m going to hate, hate, hate.
It’s time to get it straight.

I bury the sick side, I tear from the inside out,
I follow the downside, I’m waiting for something else.
I know that you’ll be here and I’ll be waiting.
I know that youll be near and I’ll be waiting.

I turn it back and question everything in site.
It’s like I try to fall again when everything is going right.
And everything that matters isn’t everything in site.
It’s taking every bit of me to keep this all inside.

I’ve never been the type to turn my back and run.
It’s just never appealed to me to be the same as everyone.
And when it comes to shove, and I can’t see you through the black,
I’m going to scream your name till you come back.

I bury the sick side, I tear from the inside out,
I follow the downside, I’m waiting for something else.
I know that you’ll be here and I’ll be waiting.
I know that youll be near and I’ll be waiting.

Lost my mind and I’ve lost track,
gonna scream your name till you come back.
Scream your name, lost my mind
I know that you’ll be here and I’ll be waiting.
I know that you’ll be near and I’ll be waiting.
(lost my mind), I’ll be waiting.
I’ll scream your name til you come back

video here.

Talk to yourself.

Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them but they are talking to you, they bring back the problems of yesterday, etc. Somebody is talking. Who is talking to you? Your self is talking to you. Now this man’s treatment [in this psalm] was this: instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. ‘Why art thou cast down, O my soul?’ he asks. His soul had been depressing him, crushing him. So he stands up and says: ‘Self, listen for moment, I will speak to you.’
… This self of ours… has got to be handled. Do not listen to him; turn on him; speak to him; condemn him; upbraid him; exhort him; encourage him; remind him of what you know, instead of listening placidly to him and allowing him to drag you down and depress you. For that is what he will always do if you allow him to be in control. The devil takes hold of self and uses it in order to depress us. We must stand up as this man did and say, “Why art thou cast down? Why are thou disquieted within me? Stop being so! Hope though in God, for I shall yet praise Him…” – Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Spiritual Depression p. 20, 21