Powerful Jesus

  • Feb. 23, 2018
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I'm often asked, “Joni, how do I dig myself up out of depression?” 

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I'm often asked, “Joni, how do I dig myself up out of depression?” Well, for one thing you can’t; that power has to come from the Holy Spirit. But you can sure do some things on your end to show the Spirit you mean business, that you really want to leave depression behind. For starters, begin with First Thessalonians chapter 5, verse 18. In everything, give thanks for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” Now, you may not feel thankful for your life’s circumstances, but remember, trusting God has nothing to do with trustful feelings. It doesn’t say, “Feel thankful;” it says, “Give thanks.” There’s a big difference. Next, find small things for which you can give thanks. Like the blessings of physical health, or friends, or a beautiful day. Give thanks for these things everyday and you, my friend, will take a giant step toward hope and help out of depression.

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