Jude 1:20-21 MSG
20 But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit,
21 staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!
I woke up and this portion of Scripture was on my mind. Years, maybe two or three since I have thought about it, yet today it was weighing heavy in my thoughts. Who would have thought it!
I have learned many tools in the fight against depression, tools when used help to calm myself during a panic attack, or stopping myself from falling into the pits of despair. Then there is a spiritual tool that God told us that we can use.
We are bombarded almost daily on how our bodies should look. Ads about exercise, diets, etc., Models that look like they have been sculptered by a great master. Athletes that could be used in tv to be the fictional character “the Hulk”.
Now we look to how we should take care of our spiritual side. I realize that there are many different approaches out there, too numerous to count. The above Scripture is precise and succinct. When or where you find yourself this can be done, at home, a spare moment at your desk while at work, riding the subway home, you pick the time and place.
You do not have to a theologian to understand this tool, just take it and put it to use. No need to try and make sound mysterious, it is simple so simple a child can understand it.
So, we have discussed how to treat the mind, the body, and finally our spiritual side. Now our triune being is healthy and whole.
So, if you are combatting depression you now have a tool box full of tools.
Reader, depression? Try this!