The Bible says the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. How is it then that we can be Christian and depressed? With all that love, joy, peace, Etc., is it really possible to still be depressed? From experience, I say absolutely yes.
I’ve made references to depression before. Not a lot, but some.
I’ve written that I do have problems with depression. I even went so far as to write We can only help the broken world around us if …
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So if you’re worried about sharing something personal – pray about it. Read some stuff that others have already shared. But know – you’re not alone. And try to remember when you were going through whatever that personal “stuff” is. Remember how you wish you had someone to talk to – someone who had already been through it. Maybe you didn’t then.
We can all be that someone who helps the broken world around us. Someone that maybe we didn’t have when we needed them. We can be that someone for one of God’s children today. But we can only do that if we’re willing to be vulnerable ourselves – and share what we’ve been through.
you we are not willing to be vulnerable with your our own brokenness, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, for you us to do something of eternal significance for the broken world around you us.
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