Monday, December 28, 2009

Spiritual Life Affected

In your depression, you may feel far from God. Although your inner spirit longs for God, your emotions can pull you in the opposite direction. Perhaps you feel it is useless to pray, that God isn't near, or that your depression indicates a lack of faith. Untrue!

"Depression does not define your state of faith," says Bonnie Keen. "My doctor had to talk to me about that quite a bit. I thought if I just had enough faith in God I wouldn't be depressed. He said that if you're in a depression and you need to get help, it does not mean that you're not a person of faith. It means for this season of time, however short or long it is, you might need help physically. You might need to get a doctor to help you get through that time. I did."

Right now your spiritual life is being affected by the divorce, and things are confusing and hard. Your relationship with God, though, is not based on feelings. It is based on truth. Cling to the truth during this season of depression, and know that God is with You and your prayers are always heard.

"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you" (Matthew 17:20).

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please tell us what you think...