I’m reaching out to all those who are experiencing, or may have
experienced depression, anxiety disorder, or panic attacks.
These issues are very real, but rarely talked about, at least in public anyway. The world will openly discuss these issues, but rarely will the Christian Church do the same.
Apparently there are over 30 million Americans who suffer from some version of depression.
Even the prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon suffered from depression, he once said ” “I am the subject of depressions of spirit so fearful that I hope none of you ever get to such extremes of wretchedness as I go to.’
He also said this, *”This depression comes over me whenever the Lord is preparing a larger blessing for my ministry; the cloud is black before it breaks, and overshadows before it yields its deluge of mercy.
Depression has now become to me as a prophet in rough clothing, a John the Baptist, heralding the nearer coming of my Lord’s richer benison.
“I too have been laid low with this troubling darkness and painful fits that dare I say, can prove a man’s faith whether it be real or false.
I hear one story after another about Christians who are suffering in silence because the issue at hand has been deemed taboo amongst the sheep.
This is a crisis.
This in not a new phenomenon, depression and anguish are painted all throughout the Psalms, and many other areas in scripture.
History has a long line of records from many of those who wrestled with some sort of mental illness. We should not fear talking about this, and dealing with it.
I’m writing a new blog that hopefully will open up many opportunities to talk and discuss these issues. Whether they be remedies, ideas, prayers, or just a place to unload.
I would love the opportunity to reach out to those outside of the faith and offer Christ to their burdened lives.
For the believer, I would like to open up an opportunity to fellowship and bare one another’s burdens.
Please share this blog, and join me as we dive into troubling waters of the “Dark Night of the Soul.”