Christians Suffer Depression Too and That’s Okay – Part 2
Christians are human just like everyone else. They experience life just like everyone else. The only difference between someone who is following God/Jesus Christ and someone who is not, is that they are depending on something Greater than themselves. But this doesn’t mean that depression, anxiety, alcohol addiction, or other mental health challenges will never occur.
This article will highlight 5 things I think Christians should do to rebound from a negative experience.
Christians are an interesting special population. They are special for more reasons than one. But the most important characteristic of the Christian community is that they strive, everyday, to allow God to work through them. They are surrendering their heart, soul, and mind to God so that He may use them in special ways. But is God using those who make others in the Christian community feel ousted, abandoned, or unloved? I would venture to guess not. In fact, Jesus said:
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father….” (St. John 10:14-15).
The “sheep” do not oust others, hurt them, or abandon them because they are experiencing life in painful ways.
I offer some tips on how Christian sufferers can rebound and find their faith again. I look forward to your comments, questions, and shared experiences.