The upside of down

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When I woke today, I was greeted with the news of a death. Rick Warren's son lost his battle to depression.  When a suicide happens, people are left asking why, they maybe shocked, they may be reminded of someone else close to them, or a number of other reactions. Depression doesn't just happen to the few. Depression is real and it maybe more common than you think.

1 in 4 Australian women will suffer from depression. 1 in 3 will experience anxiety. Men also suffer at similar rates (1 in 8 for depression, 1 in 5 for anxiety). http://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Signs and symptoms include: low motivation, prevailing sadness, self-defeating thoughts, constant fatigue, etc.

GPs and trained mental health professionals can help you get better (Who can assist). There are also things you can do including (1) reaching out to friends and family (2) exercise (3) prayer.

When we cry out to God in our despair, he answers us. If we cry out to him and cry out to him and cry out to him, we might not get an answer straight away. But indeed, he hears us. I've found that when I am down and out, God reaches out to me and holds me through the storm. Though I may not like to be sick, not like to fail or not like to feel sad, but it's at these times of my life where I truly hand it all over to God. I guess that is a positive of being down...





Psalm 86:7-9

New International Version (NIV)
When I am in distress, I call to you,
    because you answer me.
Among the gods there is none like you, Lord;
    no deeds can compare with yours.
All the nations you have made
    will come and worship before you, Lord;
    they will bring glory to your name.


詩 篇 86:7-9

Chinese Union Version (Traditional) (CUV)
我 在 患 難 之 日 要 求 告 你 , 因 為 你 必 應 允 我 。
主 啊 , 諸 神 之 中 沒 有 可 比 你 的 ; 你 的 作 為 也 無 可 比 。
主 啊 , 你 所 造 的 萬 民 都 要 來 敬 拜 你 ; 他 們 也 要 榮 耀 你 的 名 。















The upside of down: Chris August
Guitar tabs: http://www.guitaretab.com/c/chris-august/329281.html


Capo: 1


Intro: C  Am

C                        G
The downside of being up is my inside is empty of
Am                           F
The one thing my heart truly needs
C                      G
When I feel invincible a million miles from miserable
 Am                  F
It's always all about me


C                                        G                Am
I don't know why I don't love You like I should, like You would
       F
Through bad and good oh


C            G                Am           F
Funny how we figure out where happiness is found
C               G                Am            F
In the midst of this sadness I'm closer to You now
(Pause)                  C                   G
And that’s the upside of down, the upside of down
                  Am                   F
It’s all switched around, I lost and I found
              C*    (Kind of pick it right here)
The upside of down


C                        G
You are more in my less, You are strength in my weakness
 Am                  F
I'll never go back again
C                                    G
And then Your sunshine ends the rain and I return to my old ways
 Am                     F
Why am I a fair weather friend?

 C                                    G                Am
I wanna be the one to love You like I should, like You would
       F
Through the bad and good oh


C            G                Am           F
Funny how we figure out where happiness is found
C               G                Am            F
In the midst of this sadness I'm closer to You now
F
That's the upside of...


Am                       F                  C       G
Tragedies knowing You're holding my heart always, always
Am                    F                          C            G
I may be down but I'm finding there's joy in the pain, in the pain


C*           G*               Am*          F*
Funny how we figure out where happiness is found
C*              G*               Am          F
In the midst of this sadness I'm closer, I’m closer to You now and oh


C            G                Am           F
Funny how we figure out where happiness is found
C               G                Am            F
In the midst of this sadness I'm closer to You now
                         C                   G
And that’s the upside of down, the upside of down
                  Am                   F
It’s all switched around, I lost and I found
              C
The upside of down
              G
The upside of down
                  Am                   F
It’s all switched around, I lost and I found
              C (End here)
The upside of down


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