Tagged: depression

Tag: depression

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Rejection can lead us to form idols out of pain

Neuroscience has shown that social rejection sets off similar brain signals as physical wounds, so it feels just as real, but we will remember the pain of rejection more intensely than physical trauma. When unresolved and unconfessed, our painful memories of rejection can lead us to develop fleshly impulses that...

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Jesus frees teacher from mental bondage

R was trapped into believing that there was something wrong with her. Here is her testimony of identifying the lies she had believed and being lovingly freed from bondage to a schizoaffective disorder by Jesus into His joy. Praise God! Satan had planted a lie in my mind that I...

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The toxic effect of perfectionism

Perfectionists often have a hard time understanding God’s love, grace, and forgiveness towards us, because we feel like we haven’t done enough or been good enough. A deeply imprinted inner script convinces us that, “Anything less than excellent is not good enough.” Sadly, perfectionism obstructs our relationship with a God...

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When to agree or disagree with Satan

Figuratively speaking, our beliefs first begin as ideas that come knocking on the “door” of our hearts. Once we open the door to let certain ideas in and agree with them, they become part of our lives and influence our perspectives. As disciples of Jesus, it is critical for us to identify...

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Crippling effects of conditional parental acceptance

We experience a deep rest and peace in our souls when we feel fully accepted. As adults, we can weather most types of rejection. It is the perceived lack of total acceptance from our own parents that is possibly the hardest to overcome.   Conditional acceptance from our parents Conditional...

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Emotional suppression is ungodly and harmful

Self-control is a good thing, emotional suppression is not. What is the difference? Emotional self-control chooses when and how we release our emotions. Emotional suppression hides our emotions and won’t release them at all. Unfortunately, negative emotions don’t go away, no matter how hard we suppress them. They simply get...

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Jesus reveals father wound to architect

C enjoyed a successful career and marriage but felt unfulfilled and trapped. He was stuck in mild depression without realising it. This is his testimony of realising the root of his emotional stagnation and the need for God to show him that He is his perfect Father. Praise God!  I...

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Depression

Many great men in the Bible had at times, felt overwhelmed and hopeless. Even Jesus said his sorrow felt like death. God can truly sympathise with our sufferings. In the midst of our darkness, God promises to be with us. He will strengthen and protect us when we turn our entire...

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Family strife

Are the relationships in your family fractured, traumatic, painful and full of strife? Let’s never lose hope in what the great Creator of families can do for us. Know that challenging situations are opportunities for our loving Father in heaven to turn our family from darkness into light, from mourning into...

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How to address a mentee’s deep personal struggles

There are Christians who struggle with addictions, fears, self-doubt, anxieties, resentments, mistrust, explosive anger or depression – perhaps for years. It can be discouraging to mentor someone with such deep personal struggles. It would be wrong, however, to give up on them. The Holy Spirit has the power to heal and...