Christ on my Mind

One of my initial struggles before I came to faith was my thought patterns. Recovering from depression, I became convinced that life was against me and I was just one of the “unlucky” ones that would just have to bear a miserable, joyless, existence while other more fortunate (or wealthier) elite had the time of their lives. My goodness did I have things backwards, I was right where the enemy wanted me: chasing dreams of fame and fortune to get “happy”. Paul writes in Phillipians 4:8 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.
Keeping our minds on Christ and God’s Word truly helps to clear out the negativity, darkness and ddepressiin. It is actually the only thing that can keep these thoughts at bay when I am attacked daily. The power of God’s word goes beyond that though, helping to heal our minds and set us on a path of true joy despite our circumstances, this true joy isn’t something we can buy or gain. It is a gift given to us by our loving Father.

One thought on “Christ on my Mind

  1. His light does clear away the darkness!
    1 John, 1:7
    “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
    Now I haven’t ever suffered from clinical depression, however I do have empathy and have several close people in my life who do suffer from it so I know sometimes it’s easier said than done, but with God inside you it is possible To see things with His light
    Isaiah 41:10 ”So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Personally what helps me besides reminding myself of the battle armour we should wear every day, Is as I’m getting dressed I tell myself I’m putting on the body of Christ today and from that point on I try to do my best and be intentional about it, and yes even for someone who doesn’t suffer from depression… it’s easier said than done on most days

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