Monday, August 07, 2006

temporary depression is okay

Depression is seen as a negative aspect in life, that people who are depressed have no faith in life and no faith to cope. While prolonged depression is a sign of something serious temporary depression is okay. In the Bible it says that we all will deal with deep saddness and mourning. We will all feel let down or overwhelmed. Being a Christian doesn't mean you have to have a permanent smile on your face. It says in John 16:20 "I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy." Just remember in your weeping and your grief that God is there and His will is perfect for you.
In fact, Jesus experienced temporary depression in His final days on earth.

"Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and He began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then He said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." This is at a point where Jesus knew that He will be freeing all of mankind from their sins and that He will have victory over the devil but He still became sorrowful and asked for the responsibility be taken from Him. But the key thing to remember when we have this temporary depression is what Jesus said immediately after, "Not as I will but as thow wilt" We have to remember that God is in control of our lives and though we may "weep for a night, joy will come in the morning" (Psalm 30:5)

1 comment:

Esther said...

How Hid David get over depression? He danced and so do I literally. "When the spirit of the lord comes upon my heart I will dance like david danced. David meditated on Gods word and so should we. We serve a mighty God. Trouble dont last always we just got to belive it.