Category Archives: Living a Spiritual Life

How living a spiritual life can help you overcome life’s problems

292. Change Your Address

We tend to think too highly of ourselves, and that is the source of all sorts of problems, not the least of which is depression. Perhaps it’s time for you to change your address. Instead of me and Jesus on … Continue reading

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291. The Light That Shines in the Darkness

Darkness of soul is a great descriptor of depression, but Jesus promises that He is the light that shines in the darkness. May those of us living in dark places let Him lead us, and may we follow. Jesus doesn’t … Continue reading

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289. The Crown of Life

Christians are not immune from the troubles of this world. Helpless situations, catastrophic loss, terrible accidents, and debilitating illnesses are as likely to fall on the saved as the lost. Many Christians have come to the end of their ropes, … Continue reading

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287. God Knows All About You

“Has God forgotten me?” cries a woman in deep depression, or a man who has just lost his wife, or a person with an incurable disease. When you are in pain and need a word of encouragement, who better to … Continue reading

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279. I Give Up

“He must become greater; I must become less.” – John 3:30 One day, in the midst of my Great Depression, the Holy Spirit prompted me to ask, “Who is in charge of my life, God or me?” Intellectually I said, … Continue reading

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277. A Spiritual Autobiography

The Psalms are King David’s autobiography, a spiritual record of God’s delivering him from dark places. For example, when he fled from Saul into a cave, he wrote: Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in … Continue reading

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275. One of the Threads

I wrote this poem in 2009 when I was lost in a fog of depression and wallowing in the self-centeredness of my own misery. You are all-powerful, and I am not. You are the Creator, and I am not. You … Continue reading

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273. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

“Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.” – Mark 15:15 “When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid.”  – John 19:8 Pilate knew Jesus was … Continue reading

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272. The Lord is My Shepherd

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  – Psalm 23:4 Major depression is the valley of the … Continue reading

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271. Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  – Matthew 5:3 Those who are depressed, distraught, filled with grief, and otherwise in low conditions are the poor in spirit. They feel as if their very lifeblood … Continue reading

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