How should a Christian Respond to
Anxiety and Depression?
Everywhere we look, anxiety and depression seem to be creeping in to every stratum of society. Within the church however, the subject seems to be often left unspoken about. And yet there are so many questions that a follower of Christ can face when dealing with anxiety and depression. How do we handle the idea of God’s sovereignty when anxiety and depression feels so crippling? Am I really not a Christian if I’m suffering from depression or anxiety and am not feeling joyful? In the depth of our depression or in the strongest grip of our anxiety, how can we know that Christ is enough when we feel the total opposite?
Listen in to a special YMI podcast as YMI host James Burke sits down and has a chat with Thinking Faith speaker Max Jeganathan about their personal experiences with anxiety and depression as well as answering some common questions that Christians may have.
Listen to the full podcast.
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When God Doesn’t Take Away Your Anxiety
A question I’m often asked is, “How did you stop having anxiety?” I haven’t. Then comes the inevitable follow up: “You mean, you still feel anxious?”
I’d never really thought of myself as an anxious person. If anything, I’d always tended to take my fears by the horns and battle with them until I prevailed. But things started to change when I signed up for graduate school while most of my friends went to work full-time.
I stood there with a razor in my hand. It was the first time I’d ever seriously contemplated ending my life. I had been in the shower for almost an hour, and I could hear the voices of my mother and sister pleading with me to get out.
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