Just as we lock our doors and declare “No Admittance” to intruders, be vigilant about discerning where your thoughts come from. Take thoughts captive! Bar the door of minds and hearts against thoughts inconsistent with God’s truth.
When someone is depressed, they have a choice to make: to either let depression define them or to desire joy bad enough to seek after it with obedience and sacrifice. Jesus offered us the same joy he had; the fullest possible joy. This journey from depression into joy can be very hard, but if we want joy bad enough, we will seek after it. Read more for how to shift your mindset to lead a joy-filled life.
“Is it grief or something more?” That’s a question I’m often asked as a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. Everyone grieves differently. Do you know the signs and symptoms to watch for when grief progresses into depression? Learn more here.
When we don’t know what else to do, trusting God is the most important thing we can do. But how do we exhibit trust in God? What do we do when we do not have the answers? Even when we do not have the answers, we have access to the One who does.
Do you ever feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean, waiting for someone to throw you a life preserver? Have you been praying the same prayer and wondered why God hasn’t answered, or delivered you from your trial? I’ve been there many times. I’ve grown weary while waiting on God to answer. Through it all, I’ve learned valuable lessons about trusting God during the process.