spiritual-depression

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 SPIRITUAL DEPRESSION

Worrying limits God’s work in our life. When it is coupled with physical exhaustion or lack of confidence, it can put us into a spiritual depression.

We can also reach a place of spiritual depression if we get disappointed when things don’t work out the way we think they should, or when in the midst of a trial we focus on the problem rather than the answer.

If you find yourself questioning God in your life, or notice a melancholy attitude toward His work, it may be a good time to find out the root of the problem. Are you fatigued? Busyness takes a toll on your body, therefore your spirit as well. Are you worried? Worry leads to self-focus and magnification of problems. Are you disappointed with the way things are going in life? We often get an idea in our head of how things should be, and cling to it so tightly that we have trouble letting go.

It’s not a spiritual failure if you notice any of these things in your life. It’s not that you don’t love God or His work. Sometimes we just get thwarted off the path He has for us, and He is leading us back to Him.

What you can do first, is rest. Rest your body, get sleep, say no to unnecessary projects—it’s not worth sacrificing your health physically, emotionally and spiritually if you don’t. Then find out where you are trying to take control instead of letting God. That means placing your worries, your disappointments, your fears, your problems all in His hands, and trusting Him to give you the answers. He will come through for you, and He will do so in His time. Remember He has your best interests at heart.

Rest. Focus. Revisit expectations. Obedience. Trust.

“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
2 Corinthians 4:7

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