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Depression

Discussion in 'Christian Apologetics Forum' started by Robert Cragg, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Robert Cragg

    Robert Cragg New Member

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    I have been having trouble with depression for quite sometime now and will gladly share my testimony and some ways to get relief with anyone who wants some help. Thank You, Robert
     
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    HammerStone Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Robert, welcome and feel free to share your testimony publicly. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wakka

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    Ask God to lift the depression from you. And spend the time searching for Him [​IMG].
     
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    Robert Cragg,How are you doing?
     
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    I have been having trouble with depression for quite sometime now and will gladly share my testimony and some ways to get relief with anyone who wants some help. Thank You, Robert
    Robert as Denver said above we get many posters that suffer from depression any testomony or ideas you can offer would be much appreciated by many God Bless
     
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    My two cents: Feed your Spirit (with God's Word) and feed your body rightly (also stated how to do this in God's Word).Sometimes depression has "psychological" causes but oftentimes physical causes as well. We are fallen creatures and both our bodies and spirits suffer.
     
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    Robert hasn't been on since the day he posted this back in september. I don't think he is coming back...
     
  8. tim_from_pa

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    Robert hasn't been on since the day he posted this back in september. I don't think he is coming back...
    Yeah, I just noticed his posting date. Kriss also posted today which bumped it up, and I assumed it was a more recent post until I looked more closely. Nevertheless, I think the advice we all gave here is not only good for Robert, but for anyone going thru the same thing. Maybe he's looking anyway.
     
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    Hopefully
     
  10. Albert Finch

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    Genesis 4:6-7 6Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it." (For one’s "countenance to fall" is used biblically to describe depression. Depression is the tendency to see things from a dark or gloomy perspective. Some would say that it was the Lord’s rejection of Cain that led to his depression, however if the Lord had accepted Cain’s offering it would have hardened him in his self-righteousness. The Lord had to reject his sacrifice to correct Cain’s perspective in a way that could lead to his salvation. Rejection will either make us bitter or better, which is basically what the Lord said to Cain.) James 5:19-20 19My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, 20let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. (As the Lord explained to Cain, the way to be delivered from our depression is not by having someone accept us the way we are but by someone loving us enough to correct us so that we can do what is right. The cause of depression is the result of us doing something wrong or by failing to do what we know is right. The way out of the depression is what the Lord told Cain – start doing what is right.) Matthew 22:36-40 36"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" 37And He said to him, "‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38"This is the great and foremost commandment. 39"The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40"On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets." (The Lord did not tell Cain to stop doing what is wrong but to simply "do right". Legalists will focus on getting people to stop what is wrong. The Lord emphasized the positive, doing what is right. Jesus taught us, loving God and our neighbors is the fulfillment of the law. In this way the positive that we do will automatically keep us from doing what is wrong. Example: If we love God we will not worship idols, if we love our neighbors, we will steal from them, envy them, or kill them.) Revelation 4:1 1After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things." Ephesians 1:3; 2:6 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,6and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, (I establish the presence of God in my consciousness now by realizing that heavens door is open for me and I am seated with Christ in heavenly places.) Psalm 138:8; 147:3 8The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. 3He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.1 Peter 5:7 7casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. (I have no cares because I cast them on Jesus.) Psalm 42:11 11 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. (I overcome depression through continual praise and worship.) Romans 12:21 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.John 8:32; 17:17 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." 17"Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 2 Corinthians 3:17 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (I overcome evil by affirming God’s word of who I am in Christ. I am free in this truth.) Albert Finchhttp://www.thekeys2kingdom.com
     
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    Depression. went through it for around 2 years after my wife left me. had the enemy beeting down my door, trying to convice me to do the s word, but i refused to let him win, and with Jesus at my side, His hand in mine, together we came through it. So here I am, a testimony to the love and faithfulness of Jesus. Lean on Him, cast all you cares upon Him, for His yolk is light and He is faithfull and true.In His Love
     
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    I was hit by an 8-week spell of depression out of the blue in 1978 and i've never forgotten it, it was as if my head was being filled with feelings of the uselessness of human existence, as if dark 'things' had gotten in my head trying to twist my thoughts.To cut a long story short, I turned to the Bible to find some comfort that life is NOT meaningless, and at the same time I began entertaining the possibility that demons DO exist.From that instant on, the depression began to lift, just as if the gremlins in my head were saying to each other - "Uh-oh, he's onto us, we can't do anything more with him now", so off they toddled..It's the depression sufferers who DON'T think demons exist who are in real trouble, because you can't fight an enemy if you don't believe he exists.Satan'll have 'em for breakfast.Remember it's been said before - Satans greatest victory has been to convince people he doesn't exist..
     
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