I battled significant depression my first decade and a half at the church I now serve.  It was a very good experience because from that frustrating pit I was forced to learn of the working hand of God.  I was driven to lean upon Him, for my efforts were often void of effectiveness.  I found I could fix nothing on my own.

But the Bible changed my world.  It pulled me into believing He could when I couldn’t and that He willed such to be my new life.  The following passages changed my whole life…no more depression.

Concerns?  Yes.

Emotional and mental imprisonment?  No more!

Phil. 4:4-9

Rom. 9:16

Ex. 14:13-14

Ps. 46:10

Isa. 40:28-31

Eph. 3:20

I Cor. 1:26-31

I Cor. 3:7

I Cor. 12:11

II Cor. 3:4-6

II Cor. 4:16-18

II Cor. 10:12

II Cor. 12:9-9-11

I Cor. 1:18-20

Phil. 4:11-13

In July I complete three decades at this congregation.  The last decade and a half have been the reverse of the first; absolute joy.  The Bible does know best.