Brother Compliments, I know what lonliness is.I know what it is to live in hellish conditions, environmentally and to have a disease that's eating someone alive.YET - I know I've been "re-programmed", so that HE fills all-in-all. And even if I spend these days and the days to come alone in a sick bed, I still will try to share - "Joy to the world" - ALL that HE is with a lost and dying world.Brother, it's only when I learned in a very hard way, to get my eyes off myself, did my will to live return. I don't know any other way to come out of depression. And in my case, the depression is also because the disease is physically causing depression, organically. But I don't need anti-depressants because HE showed me the secret of Himself being the greatest anti-depressant on earth. He showed me that HE was and is "others minded always" and that cures any depression - even the organic kind.I 'have' to testify of this. I can't stay silent and not tell of what HE can do.You'll be in my prayers and Julian too.We have each other and the Love shed from Him between us. The prayers of the Saints here, at SI, got me through the darkest time I've ever experienced and they know who they are and how grateful I am to them. It was a MIRACLE."Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." - says the LORD of Joy & Hope.
This time of year should be when Christians put on that extra push to Evangelism and The Message that "He came and why" and not spent fighting with each other over it. What sort of witness is that to a world that is already fighting and depressed? Or even to Christians who have been depressed for other reasons.
We really need to knock off the negatives and start exalting Him, because some of us need it too.
_________________Paul Frederick West
And even if I spend these days and the days to come alone in a sick bed, I still will try to share - "Joy to the world" - ALL that HE is with a lost and dying world.