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Mental illness and the church
The church still struggles to deal with depression, bipolar disorder, and other instances of mental illness. How can the church help those suffering from mental illness?
Staying Alive in a Game of "Killer" - #2803
You're spending a lot of time alone - at least emotionally; keeping things bottled up, you're feeling more depressed and isolated, you're farther from people, maybe even getting farther from God. Your heart is turning harder. Do you see what's happening? The devil is poisoning your close relationships to isolate you for the kill. Don't let it happen! Go back; build a bridge back to them; tear down whatever walls have started to develop, swallow your pride, if necessary.
Calling Off the Pity Party - #6786
Jesus told us that we would find our life - not by looking for it, not by hanging onto it - by giving it away, He said. Not because you feel like it, but because Jesus lived like that, and because you know that's where to find light at the end of your own personal tunnel. Remember, even when you get home tonight, ask yourself the question, "So, who needs me here right now?"
When You Charge, They Charge - #6577
Serving the Lord is much like football. As soon as you start gaining ground spiritually, the other side starts to come after you. When you charge, they charge. That's something to be aware of, but it's not something to be afraid of. Just keep running toward that open door, because you have the Son of God blocking for you.
True Woman Battling: Discouragement and Depression with . . .
Does Scripture memory sound like “just another thing to do” on an already overwhelming to-do list? What if you learned it was one of the greatest weapons with which to battle discouragement and depression in your life? Would that pique your interest a bit more?
Using Your Winter To Win Your Battles - #6233
Discouragement and fear and drifting from God - those are your greatest enemies, not what faces you on your battlefields. This winter is not dead time or despair time. It's get ready time. What you do with your winter will decide whether you win or lose!
True Woman: The Thorn of Depression . . . and Grace
In this video, Jennifer talks about a darkness we all struggle with—depression. She calls it normal, encourages us not to mask it, and tells us about our God who offers us the grace we need in the darkness.
Coping with Loneliness at Christmas
Tis the season to be gloomy? That's how many of your friends feel during the holidays. Heres a short piece that can point them to the Friend who will never desert them.
How do you steer clear of burnout?
Burnout—if you’ve not experienced it, chances are you’ve skirted its edges once or twice. It’s a phenomenon alarmingly common in ministry professions. So how to cope with burnout when you feel it crouching at your door?
Crawling's Not Enough - #5901
Maybe you've been coasting at the same spiritual speed for a while; you've been content with mediocrity - with crawling. But you're restless. God has made you restless. He has so much more for you.