#1 – Someone who is a Christian will never wrestle with anxiety and depression.
this is true, then what about Moses asking God to take his life
(Numbers 11:14-15), and then Elijah (I Kings 19:3-4) and later Jonah
(Jonah 4:3) all asking to die? Paul admitted that he despaired life (II
Corinthians 1:8) and even JESUS said that His soul was "Overwhelmed"
#2 – The way to overcome being overwhelmed is to pray and read your Bible more.
often tell people that the theme song of hell is "Do More, Try Harder!"
For far too long Christians have said they believe in grace, but when
it comes to worry, anxiety and even depression we rely on works.
Sunday at NewSpring Church I am going to talk about ONE THING that
EVERY person can do (Christian and non-Christian) that is the first step
#3 – A person who trusts Jesus will not take antidepressants.
recently wrote an entire article about taking medication for mental
illness. But, just so you know…I take an antidepressant and I love Jesus
right now more than I ever have in my entire life.
#4 – Anxiety and depression is just who I am and I will never be able to experience any type of freedom.
is a lie!!! I battled through depression in my past and am battling
through anxiety right now. Jesus said in John 10:10 that His plan is for
us to have an abundant life!!! That's not just when we get to heaven,
but right NOW too!!
#5 – If I admit I am battling with these things people will think I am weird.
will surprise you when you begin to open up about how you honestly feel
how people will look at you and say, "me too, I thought I was the only
one who felt that way."
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