Many people battle depression, anxiety, negative thoughts and negative emotions. They too often struggle in finding freedom from depression.
If you can recognize your powerless lies you can experience freedom.
Freedom from Depression Difficulties
Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, recently committed suicide at the age of 52. He suffered from depression and anxiety. We hear of this so often in the news and it can give the idea that there’s simply no help to heal these issues. My experience is that help really is available.
Henry Nouwen in his excellent book, Life of the Beloved, shares how brokenness is so
mething that effects everyone at some level. Statistically 18.2%, 1 in 5 Americans, suffer from some type of mental illnesses.
I grew up in an abusive environment and suffered from anxiety, feelings of impending doom, and some depression. I also had symptoms of PTSD. Hearing a loud male voice in public or on television would cause an instant physical reaction of fear in me. My past affected my present.
From years of doing Prayer Ministry with people, I can tell you how common this is in the Body of Christ. It is also quite common that people continue to live with these issues without ever finding help. There is a reason people don’t reach out.
Asking for Help — It is Normal to Need Ministry
Brokenness lies to us by saying things like, “Its shameful – don’t admit it.” Or “There’s no help for you, you’ve tried everything.”
I have sought healing and worked to minister healing since 1986. Many things have helped, yet many things I thought would bring healing led to disappointment.
Let’s consider some keys to help:
- It’s normal to need ministry. If you can embrace this concept you can get past the shame so often attached to issues like fear, depression, anxiety, and grief.
- Help comes in packages we don’t expect, so it’s easy to get frustrated. It also tends to come in phases and not all at once.
Many times I’ve sought an instant fix through a particular person or a certain ministry. I experienced disappointment when it didn’t work out that way. Many things have helped, but only partially. And many people have helped, but not in the ways I thought they should.
The key is always to not give up when the first few attempts at reaching out don’t yield all the results you hoped. As I’ve continued growing in different types of healing, there has been a cumulative affect that has taken my healing deeper.
Things I have found to be helpful:
- Understanding God’s grace.
- Learning deeply the messages of the Father’s Love.
- Deliverance Ministry.
- Being mentored by healthy people.
- Prayer Ministry – this has yielded the biggest result, especially the type of ministry that brings resolution to previously unresolved events.
- Cooperating with God’s work in my life and not running when things get difficult.
I haven’t done any of these things perfectly. Mistakes where made along the way. Yet, the results have been significant.
Freedom From Depression and Emotional Pain
Today I largely walk free of anxiety. However, when it does occasionally come up, I have the tools to quickly move past it. I’m also free from PTSD. I can hear a loud male voice with no reaction whatsoever.
If you are struggling in these ways, feel free to email me for more suggestions of help.
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