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Old 03-25-2013, 12:48 PM
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Re: Chronic Depression-prayers please

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I was praying about some of these very things we are discussing. I myself don't suffer from depression, but I have my struggles too. I think the Lord helped me understand some of these things as I spent time in prayer for so many here on this forum who have confessed and shared their struggles with other forum members.

The thought the Lord gave me was this:

We are ALL broken vessels. Each and every one of us. Even those of us who have been touched by the healing hand of our Saviour, we still carry around with us the scars of sin. There is no perfect one among us. We are striving to be like Jesus, as His spirit transforms us, but we will not reach that perfection until the time comes that we are changed from mortal to immortality.

Until that day, as broken and imperfect as we are, we must realize that everyone we meet is broken and having their own struggles. While you may struggle with depression, I struggle with something else.

May we stop trying to put ourselves on a pedestal and acting like we are perfect! Instead, let us all come to the realization that we are all broken, and in need of the healing hand of Jesus in our lives each and every day.

My struggle may not be your struggle, but can we both realize that we are struggling, and we all need Jesus! He alone is the one that meets our every need.

Understanding that every single person we meet, whether they be a minister, a teacher, a prophet, or whether they be husband, brother, sister, mother, friend, or stranger... may we look at each person we meet, and know... and begin to understand we are all a broken, undeserving soul that just needs Jesus... more of Jesus!

May we have compassion on all those we meet, regardless of the battle they are fighting, whether it be depression, suicide, homosexuality, porn, drugs, alcohol, adultery, fornication or things like pride, jealousy, bitterness, hurt or anger... __________ fill in the blank for whatever it is that you struggle with!

We are all struggling with our flesh, each and every day, and that sin must be dealt with, and brought to the cross of Jesus. Then after we bring our flesh and our sin to Jesus, only then can we live triumphantly... one day at a time.

It is a daily battle, a daily struggle (Paul said "I die daily"), but we can be victorious every day over that sin by placing it at the feet of Jesus daily.

And as we do so, we must not condemn or judge others who may be struggling with a different sin or struggle.... for we all have them... they just differ from person to person... and may we pray, holding them up lovingly to Jesus asking Jesus to touch and help them, even as He is helping me.

That is the word the Lord gave me. We are all broken, we all need Jesus, and we all have struggles, and the only thing that makes a difference is how we deal with that struggle... if we surrender to Jesus, He helps us... or if we struggle with it on our own... our best efforts will be in vain.

We all need Jesus... every hour of every day ....
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:04 PM
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Re: Chronic Depression-prayers please

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I was praying about some of these very things we are discussing. I myself don't suffer from depression, but I have my struggles too. I think the Lord helped me understand some of these things as I spent time in prayer for so many here on this forum who have confessed and shared their struggles with other forum members.

The thought the Lord gave me was this:

We are ALL broken vessels. Each and every one of us. Even those of us who have been touched by the healing hand of our Saviour, we still carry around with us the scars of sin. There is no perfect one among us. We are striving to be like Jesus, as His spirit transforms us, but we will not reach that perfection until the time comes that we are changed from mortal to immortality.

Until that day, as broken and imperfect as we are, we must realize that everyone we meet is broken and having their own struggles. While you may struggle with depression, I struggle with something else.

May we stop trying to put ourselves on a pedestal and acting like we are perfect! Instead, let us all come to the realization that we are all broken, and in need of the healing hand of Jesus in our lives each and every day.

My struggle may not be your struggle, but can we both realize that we are struggling, and we all need Jesus! He alone is the one that meets our every need.

Understanding that every single person we meet, whether they be a minister, a teacher, a prophet, or whether they be husband, brother, sister, mother, friend, or stranger... may we look at each person we meet, and know... and begin to understand we are all a broken, undeserving soul that just needs Jesus... more of Jesus!

May we have compassion on all those we meet, regardless of the battle they are fighting, whether it be depression, suicide, homosexuality, porn, drugs, alcohol, adultery, fornication or things like pride, jealousy, bitterness, hurt or anger... __________ fill in the blank for whatever it is that you struggle with!

We are all struggling with our flesh, each and every day, and that sin must be dealt with, and brought to the cross of Jesus. Then after we bring our flesh and our sin to Jesus, only then can we live triumphantly... one day at a time.

It is a daily battle, a daily struggle (Paul said "I die daily"), but we can be victorious every day over that sin by placing it at the feet of Jesus daily.

And as we do so, we must not condemn or judge others who may be struggling with a different sin or struggle.... for we all have them... they just differ from person to person... and may we pray, holding them up lovingly to Jesus asking Jesus to touch and help them, even as He is helping me.

That is the word the Lord gave me. We are all broken, we all need Jesus, and we all have struggles, and the only thing that makes a difference is how we deal with that struggle... if we surrender to Jesus, He helps us... or if we struggle with it on our own... our best efforts will be in vain.

We all need Jesus... every hour of every day ....
Nice post, KBTW.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:25 AM
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I understand. I get that way on the anniversary's of my daughter and son's deaths. Thankfully it does not last long, and some years are less sad than others.
I can't even imagine what that must be like. I am glad that God has given you the strength to handle such a thing.
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Re: Chronic Depression-prayers please

Some may argue with me, but in addition to prayer, please find a good Magnesium supplement. It is a God-given mineral we have stores of in our bodies. Continued stress depletes the system and there is not enough Magnesium left in the body to pick up incoming stress. One good source is called: Natural Calm, and can be ordered online. A bit pricey, compared to Walmart tablets which will help some, but it is delicious and because it comes in powder form you can adjust to how much you want to take. I usually have a tablespoon per day, and many folks have come off meds because they stabilize with magnesium. The only harm of too much intake is loose stools and you can adjust to take less mags if that happens. All the best. Prayer, deep prayer to GOD. He promises to answer. He did for me! Never give up,... and they sprang in with a LIGHT and said, do thyself no harm!
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Re: Chronic Depression-prayers please

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Some may argue with me, but in addition to prayer, please find a good Magnesium supplement. It is a God-given mineral we have stores of in our bodies. Continued stress depletes the system and there is not enough Magnesium left in the body to pick up incoming stress. One good source is called: Natural Calm, and can be ordered online. A bit pricey, compared to Walmart tablets which will help some, but it is delicious and because it comes in powder form you can adjust to how much you want to take. I usually have a tablespoon per day, and many folks have come off meds because they stabilize with magnesium. The only harm of too much intake is loose stools and you can adjust to take less mags if that happens. All the best. Prayer, deep prayer to GOD. He promises to answer. He did for me! Never give up,... and they sprang in with a LIGHT and said, do thyself no harm!
I have a friend that had all the symptoms of a heart attack, and he was told in the Emergency Room that he was fine, and that the cause of his symptoms was... magnesium deficiency.
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