The Depths of Depression
"Look at me and be appalled, and lay your hand over your mouth." - Job
Ever felt this way before? In our world it's more common than you think to find yourself trapped in regret, shame or guilt. Abuse, offense and even failure can stoke the fires of fear and anxiety about who we are, what we've done, failed to do or what's been done to us.
In Job's case it was a combination of personal tragedy, accusations from friends and isolation from God.
Regardless of how you get there, the answer is simple. Resist the desire to run away and hide. Humble yourself before God and ask for His help. He loves you.
The Bible says that He died for you even while you we're a sinner. This means He loves you now, before you clean yourself up. You can come as you are and He will come as He is too. You come tired, worn, frustrated, ashamed or guilty. He will come strong, powerful, merciful and full of love - for you.
Do it now, where you are. You don't need a partner, pastor or preacher to come to Jesus. He waits for you and He loves you. It's as simple as accepting that He came for you, died for you and rose again to bring you life and hope. Call out to Him this morning. He will meet you where you are. http://bible.com/59/job.21.5.esv
Help for Depression in Bend, Oregon
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