Have you ever been so clouded in darkness that there seemed to be no way out? Have you ever wondered if others would just be better off without you? Or maybe you just wanted the pain to end. I’ve been there. Even as a Christian board-certified clinical neuropsychologist treating patients with depression, I fell into the pit myself. But there is another way. I want to offer hope when a suicide attempt feels like the only option. National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States is September 8-14, 2019. Read my story below and be encouraged. You are not alone!
Are you seeking joy or wondering how to find joy when depressed? I’m a doctor who treated patients with depression then fell prey to depression’s grip myself. It was only when I dealt with the spiritual roots of depression that I found true help, hope, and healing. Read more for how I overcame to live a life full of joy.
You never know when God might use you unexpectedly. But if there’s one thing I know, God uses pain for good. Are you facing a difficult situation today? Read more to see how by His sovereign hand, God uses pain for good and brings beauty for painful ashes.
I have really come to love the sermon in John 5 about the lame man at the pool of Bethesda. In this passage, Jesus asks the lame man, “Do you want to get well?” God has shared some insights with me as I have studied that passage over the years. If you have ever wondered why Jesus asked that question, read more.
What do you do when you’re going through the difficult times, the storms, of life? Do you get angry? Cry? Scream? Lament with trusted friends? Pray? [more]
This wasn’t the first major storm I’d faced, and it wouldn’t be the last. Jesus warned we’d face trials. But He also gave us hope. That’s what I clung to.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
The storm didn’t end, but I learned about trusting God in the storm and trusting Him to be my peace in the storm.
Are you facing a storm? Our attitude in the midst of the storm impacts the outcome. Read more for encouragement to trust God to see you through.