Posted by bleauberry on July 30, 2012, at 5:38:04
In reply to depression mindset, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on July 30, 2012, at 0:44:52
What we cannot see, taste, feel, hear, smell....but we know they are there....magnetism, electricity, radio waves, x-rays, etc. The spiritual world is just as real as those are, and like them, we cannot see it, but it's there, all around us, battle of good against evil constantly. Suffering on this earth in this human experience need not be wasted...if it causes us to cling closer to God, to continually seek Him, and to get to know Him better, then the decades of depression or whatever will seem like nothing compared to the perfectness of God's Kingdom and eternal life. Or think of it this way, without those bad experiences, maybe we never would have gotten close to God and never seen the great kingdom. ...decades entirely wasted, and worse.
Depression sucks bad. It is one of satan's most powerful tools to try to distract us from what really matters. It's not a fair fight because he is so much more powerful than us, and he is invisible. It's not a fair fight.
But actually it is a fair fight. If Jesus is in our corner, He has ultimate power over satan.
I don't care what other people, non believers, think, it is their gift of life to determine voluntarily its ultimate destination. To each his own. God does not view us or treat us as puppets on a string.
I'm just sayin. The Bible is not a fairy tale.
Keep fighting bro! You can do it. Ask God for wisdom in your battles, because He promised it to all who would ask, and He delivers.