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Dealing with depression (5)

Dealing with depression (5)

Here’s another mistake that triggered Elijah’s depression: he exaggerated the negative. It’s that old ‘everybody’s against me!’ thinking. The fact is, almost nobody was against Elijah. Only one person opposed him, and her threat wasn’t real. Queen Jezebel didn’t dare kill ...

Bob Gass

December 20th, 2016

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Dealing with depression (4)

Dealing with depression (4)

After Elijah fled to the desert and hid in a cave, God asked him, ‘What are you doing here?’ (v. 9 MSG). Whereupon Elijah replied, ‘I’ve been working my heart out…because the people of Israel have abandoned your covenant, destroyed your places of worship, and murdered your ...

Bob Gass

December 19th, 2016

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Dealing with depression (3)

Dealing with depression (3)

Another cause for depression is comparing ourselves with other people. We think, ‘If I could just be like so-and-so I’d be happy.’ When you compare yourself with other people you’re asking for trouble (see 2 Corinthians 10:12). There’s only one person you should strive to be

Bob Gass

December 18th, 2016

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Dealing with depression (2)

Dealing with depression (2)

The Bible says: ‘When Elijah saw how things were, he ran for dear life to Beersheba… He left his young servant there and…went on into the desert another day’s journey. He came to a lone broom bush and collapsed in its shade, wanting in the worst way to be done with it all ...

Bob Gass

December 17th, 2016

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Dealing with depression (1)

Dealing with depression (1)

Elijah, who’d been fearless for three years, became frightened when Jezebel threatened his life. So he ran to the desert, where he became depressed and announced, ‘I have had enough, Lord…Take my life’ (1 Kings 19:4 NIV 2011 Edition). Elijah became a prime candidate for ...

Bob Gass

December 16th, 2016

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