An important part of battling depression is winning the war over our feelings. We will always have feelings and they never go away. When depression attacks, we feel like giving up, but the way we respond to it makes all the difference.
“Can someone tell me what to do? When all I can feel is pressure pushing me down”
If that’s you, here are 3 things you need to know:
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As a Christian, you have within you the power to overcome the spiritual darkness that fills the world. But how can we tap into this power?
- God alone is the source of light.
The only one who can break through this darkness is God—the source of all light. He’s the one who created the sun, moon, and stars. And since He is holy and dwells in unapproachable light (1 Timothy 6:16), all spiritual understanding originates from Him as well. Even though He shines all around us, only those who have had their eyes opened can see the full revelation of spiritual truth.
At one point in His ministry, Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life” (John 8:12). What all the world’s empires could not accomplish, God did by providing the revelation of truth, which can lead everyone out of sin and into forgiveness and salvation.
Grief is a natural response to the loss(es) in our lives. As we grapple with the different losses we might be suffering in the light of Covid-19, there’s probably never been a time when we’re grieving as much as we are now. Read on to reflect on 5 verses of comfort and seek refuge in the Lord who promised to comfort us.
Is there something weighing on your heart today? Is your mind entangled by anxious thoughts? Have you been struggling to stay afloat because of fear? That’s not how God wants us to live. Take time to reflect on who God is and how He will give you peace.
Here is one of the first passages in the Bible where we are introduced to who God is — and God is not a warrior or a judge or even a sovereign being. He is at first, a gardener, nurturer of life, protector and planter, designer. Read more about God the Gardener here! 4 min read.