Psalm 63

 First of all, what does it mean to be in a dark place?

You must identify where you are or what you are struggling with in order to get victory

Dark place = depression, anxiety, stress, hopelessness, loneliness  

David was going through a difficult time, but was not in a “dark place” (Psalm 63:1-8)  

What’s the difference?  How do people go through difficult times, but not get into a dark place?  

They keep their focus on the Lord,

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.       

David stayed out of the dark place by focusing on the Lord    

How do I get out of this dark place?  

When people transition from a difficult time to a dark place it is because of their thinking.       

To get out of the dark place you do the same thing that you do to keep out of the dark place. 

You fix your mind and your hope on the Lord