Sunday, September 20, 2020 | #Struggles | Depression

We were never designed for the sedentary, indoor, socially isolated, fast-food laden, sleep deprived, frenzied pace of modern life.

– Stephen Ilardi “The Depression Cure”

(Lamentations 3:17-20 NIV)

I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.  So I say, “my splendor is gone and that I have hoped from the Lord.”  I remember my affliction and my wanderings, the bitterness and the gall.  I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. 

(2 Corinthians 1:8 NIV)

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia.  We were under great pressure for beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.

(Psalm 42:3-5 NIV)

My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

(Proverbs 23:7 NKJV)

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…

My life will only ___________ when my __________ change.


(Philippians 4:8-9 NIV)

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.


Faulty Thinking 

1. _____________ – The _________ will lie to you.

(John 8:44 NIV)

When he (the devil) lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

(Psalm 13:2 NIV)

How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?

(Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT) 

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

2. Acting on my _____________ – 

_____________ will confuse you.

(John 8:31-32 NIV)

…Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

3. _____________ – The _________ will pollute you.

(Galatians 1:10 NIV)

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. 

RightNow Media Weekly Suggestion: 

“A Healing Body” by Dr. Henry Cloud

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