In dealing with the spiritual root of depression and cooperating with God for complete healing, wholeness, and restoration, I journeyed from joy-immune to joy-full. You can, too!
No matter what the devil throws at us just be willing to laugh and smile. Don’t think “oh I have cancer… now I have to frown and distance myself from everyone….” NO! If anything you should smile and praise God for He will always provide. Spend time with friends and family. Don’t sit around moping. If you want, watch funny videos and be happy! Even when it’s hard, if you allow yourself to become depressed or sad then you are allowing the devil to steal your joy. Just praise God for He will provide, and do what makes you happy!
Have you ever looked around you at all the seemingly joyful people and wondered where they got their joy? Or how they maintained it? Joy is different from happiness. [more]
Have you ever been down and wondered what you can do about it? The Bible gives us many examples of things we can do. [more]
“What happened?” I asked my husband, really inquiring as to where my youngest son went.
He had just been in our family room, dancing with wild abandon, choreographing a song for his performing arts group he dances with, then rapidly disappeared when my husband and I walked back into the house after chatting on the patio.
“I think he became self-conscious when he thought we might be watching.”
My heart sunk as I wondered when that happened. When did he go from being a carefree little boy to being self-conscious…even around those who loved him most, and would accept him even when others might not? [more]