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Depression / Anxiety Resources Page

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“A delay is not a denial from God”.    RICK WARREN


 

 

  John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Psalm 143:7-8

Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Habakkuk 2:3 (LB)

These things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!

Jeremiah 29:11-13

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Romans 8:37

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Titus 1:2

 This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God–who does not lie–promised them before the world began.

 


Andrew Cripps – (Very Emotional) Depression & Anxiety Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9grLZ8YHvg


 

How I overcame depression & anxiety with Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTp6f9i1Rb0


 

Sermons


Taking Control of Our Thoughts– Dr. Charles Stanley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bLgDoFkdqo


 

When All Hope Is Gone – Dr. Charles Stanley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDUp0vHdTXE&t=12s

 


PERSONAL THOUGHTS . . . .

Trust in the Deliverer is critical when in amidst of adversity war zones. If you don’t trust Him, you will probably feel unsafe even when things are benign, because fear would be expecting and anticipating pain all the time. Developing intimacy in our relationship with God through communication and studying of His Word is critical for success; for once you get to know God more and more, you tend to trust Him more. Then promises like Romans 8:37 (“we are more conquerors through Christ” ) can become more compelling to believe during dark times

For example, as a child, I read and read and heard sermons about grace, but I didn’t have a heartfelt understanding of what it meant. My abusive “fathers” tainted what it truly meant to be loved by God. Most of my life, I viewed my Heavenly Father like my stepdad. It took a while, but after countless experiences of spending time with God – through daily talk; surrender; on my knees; reading the Word; hearing sermons; listening and talking to Christian therapists, friends, and pastors – I am glad to say today I find real love and peace with God. As a result, I think more positively, am calmer, happier, and accept myself, more unconditionally.

Being closer to God has a definite positive effect on our anxiety and depression. It stabilizes and gives us hope, peace, love, acceptance, and forgiveness, to name a few. When we realize we are His and that He truly cares for us, it should reinforce the fact that “God will never make us endure something that isn’t for our own good”, and that “He will never leave nor forsake us through the trial”. That is because we are His beloved child (if you are a believer). Like spending time with a spouse, we gradually learn those features the lengthier we are with the person. That is what is happening to me.

 

 

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