Example. I’m depressed. No – I’ll wrap it so you can hand it back:
I’ve been feeling a bit low.
See what I did there? ‘Been feeling’. Past tense. Old issue. Better now.
‘A bit’. Like milk in tea. Manageable. Civilised. No real dilution of hope. No need to pour the whole lot down the sink and start afresh.
That would be silly.
It doesn’t fit. Lovely hubby, loving church fellowship, living in first-world comfort and (here’s the big gun), “Christian”.
Christians should be happy. Or hopeful at least. Thankful, even when they feel yuk. They keep on praying and keep on trusting and if they do then they will feel better.
God’s a triangle of love and I’m circling outside. It’s Salvation 101.
You are A Depressed Believer. Are you:
a.) Not A Christian?
b.) A Sinner Escaping Judgement By The Hair of Her Chinny Chin Chin? Or
c.) Doing the Hokey-Cokey of Very Little Faith. One foot in, one foot out…
My brain’s a hole and I can’t make sense. Next question:
Where is God in This?
Wrong. This is not what I crammed for.
‘How can I feel better?’ That’s what the course is all about. Being happy. Feeling the love as well as knowing it.
Life and struggle and faith and God.
An endless, nauseating drop.
If you know something, but you don’t feel it, is it still the truth?
You’re dizzy with falling, but underneath
the everlasting arms.
The steps of a man are established by the LORD; And He delights in his way. When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
The truth that’s bigger than the feelings.