How does God treat depression?

As a counselor, I talk with many people struggling with feelings of depression on a regular basis. Oftentimes, these people are Christians and their feelings of depression are amplified by an unnecessary guilt that Christians shouldn’t feel depressed. I believe one day, that will be true. When Jesus returns and we are with Him in…

Sometimes the Problem is Sin

A few months ago, my husband and I were taking a walk around the bay near us and I watched a fish jump and create ripples through the water. It was a common enough image, but it reminded me of what I’d read that morning. In the book of Joshua, there was a misunderstanding between…

Handling Depression as a Christian

The truth. This word, this concept has been sparking debates for ages. What is truth? What is the truth? How can we know? Why does man search for it so ardently? We need the truth to ground us, to give us a point of reference from which to order our lives, like an anchor. Without…

Handling Anxiety as a Christian

One of the sweetest things I think I’ve ever heard is a group of little preschoolers saying the Lord’s Prayer in their tiny, innocent voices. Once upon a time, I was one of those little preschoolers, but it wouldn’t be until thirty years later that God opened my eyes to the truth in that prayer.…