Posted by bleauberry on March 21, 2009, at 20:12:39
In reply to Re: Depression as a brain homeostatic reset, posted by linkadge on March 21, 2009, at 12:59:59
> >I do believe however, for those that have faith >in the words of the Bible, that God allows >suffering in this lifetime as one of the only >means to get us to turn to Him.
> I once thought that way. But then I realized, whether or not I was with 'him' (whoever he was), I was still had pretty much the same level of mysery in my life. And, would I really want to be with somebody who is going to make me suffer if I don't choose him - thats the definition of an abusive relaitonship.
Well, this isn't the forum to discuss that. I didn't mean to take your thread off topic. But your comments have nothing to do with anything the Bible has to say. Those comments do not fit.
God does not "make" us suffer. That is Satan the devil doing that. Satan is the inventor of disease, pain, lies, and deceit. Thankfully, it is not that way forever. A time is coming. People who purposely turn away God on their own free will, well, would you welcome that person into your Kingdom?
But as I said, God takes the evil that Satan dishes out and turns it into good. Satan's idea is to get you so ill that you hate God. That's the plan. When you strive to be close to God and welcome Him, whether He gives you miraculous healing or not, you have won. Any man who walks through life of his own strength is but dust in the end. God did not promise us a rose garden in this life. But He did promise us an eternal one. Satan lies, deceives, and twists minds. God does not. Satan, as you see yourself, is a master at it.
But no, I do not think depression is any kind of bodily reset. It is a body that needs to be reset.