Healing for Christian Depression
Far too many of God's children are seeking healing for Christian depression. In our Bible study, Waging War Against Christian Depression, we talked about the fact that depression is a spiritual battle.
Here is Mary's response to the lesson...
1)During your war on Christian depression, have you ever wondered where God was? Why or why not?
I have spent most of my life wondering if the God the bible talks about is real? If he is, then where was he when all those horrible things that happened to me as a child? Why did He allow it? Why didn't He save me from it? I have been in bondage to the curse of depression my whole life because of all the things that happened to me as a child. Where was God then or even now? I have fasted, prayed, and studied His word... to no avail. I always find myself in the same place again. What can I do? 2) What does it mean to you to know that depression is under the curse, and that you are redeemed from it?
I am not really sure what being redeemed from the curse means? I have never heard a sermon on how to be redeemed from the curse of depression. I find that people can preach a good sermon about your battles, but I never heard anyone preach about how to overcome once and for all. 3)What does the scripture "the joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10) mean to you?
Everlasting joy... I have yet to experience that in my life. The joy that that scripture talks about has yet to fill my life. My own strength fails me time and time again. What is the joy of the lord? Most Christians, Christians that I know, are very miserable.