Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Faith smashes Depression

Depression is like a mental cloud over our brain. Fog or funk don’t want to get out of bed or do the things we used to love to do.
Dark cloud over our life.

Could be in a form of discouragement, troubled, Miserable, brokenhearted.

All Depression stems from a deeper root.

Abuse: Physically- Emotionally - Sexually
Genetics- Family members with mental illness (see a doctor)
Major life Events- Graduation, move, married...
Substance Abuse - Most people are depressed and turn to this some get depressed after.
Approval addiction- We will always stay depressed if we are depending on someone else for our happiness

People will always let you down and disappoint you and they might not know they even hurt you. So you can’t let people dictate weather you will be happy or depressed
Choice is yours....... Happy or Depressed

Stop focusing on what we have lost or what we don’t have or what has been taken from us.
Stop looking at the crap that has happen to us and really focus on the positives
Look at your circumstance and realize it is not as bad as it seems and life could always be worse.

Enjoy our life where we are at. Stop wait waiting on something to come in our life to make us happy because you will always find negative in your life.

The Antidote for Depression is Faith!

2 Corinthians 5:7 Live by Faith not by site

Faith is the substance of things hoped for , the evidence of things not seen.

If we always live our life looking at the negative and the news we will always feel hopeless and depressed

We have to rest in Faith 

You have to know that all things are working out for good!!!
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Your life may look like a train wreck but we can’t see the big picture but in the future you will look back and say God had his print all over that and his hand was molding and shaping my life perfectly the way He had planned

Believe in the craziest things you can’t see:

Believe you can be happy
Believe you can overcome depression
Believe your life can be different
Believe your past doesn’t have to dictate your future

Hebrew 3:19 So we see that they were not allowed to enter his rest because of their unbelief.

If we don’t believe our circumstance can be better we will never have rest or peace.

Depressed people their minds never rest. They are constantly pitting their situation instead of seeking Faith in Jesus

Instead of letting our circumstance overwhelm us we should let God’s goodness overwhelm us because He is a good God.
Psalms 100:5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all the generations.

Jeremiah 29:11 He has a plan an a purpose for our lives

God is our hope when we are troubled

Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD

Figure out what our problem really is and the true cause of our trouble and then have the faith that Jesus can change it and you can have a new life!! 

Colossians 3:1&2 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights of the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, no the things of earth

Joy comes in the morning!!! 
Psalms 30:5  for his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may last through the night but joy comes in the morning!!!
Receive the life God has for you the Choice is yours!! 


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hope for the Hopeless

Hope- is a feeling of expectations and desire for a certain thing to happen
We all want to have hope in common areas.

Hope for Peace
Hope to be loved
Hope to be worthy
Hope to be beautiful

*God is the peace dealer
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

*God is Love
1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love

*God says your worthy
We are so worthy that Jesus laid down his life for us

*God makes all things Beautiful
Ecclesiastes 3:11 God has made everything beautiful for its own time.....

If we really wanted those things we would see God to get them, but often we want to continue in our sin and pity and still want the results only God can give.
It doesn’t work that way.

Matthew 6:33 seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
If you seek God you will receive more than you could ever dream that you deserve!!

We have to stop letting Satan control our lives..
James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Stop agreeing with Satan that you are no good and have no hope!
If you woke up breathing this morning then you have hope.

You are worthy of God salvation.
Titus 3:5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the holy spirit

There is hope for you....the girl....
*who got knocked up either on purpose or not
*who cheated on her husband
*who played around with the idea of other girls
*who is going through a divorce
*who gets beat by her spouse
*who was abandoned by her parents
*who had an abortion
*who is scared in her bed at night because of who is going to come in and violate her innocents because it has happen before.

GRACE IS ENOUGH- no matter where we have been or what has happen to us
2 corinthians 12:9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness”...
Acts 10:34, 35 then Peter replied, “ I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right
Matthew 9:12 When Jesus heard this, he said, “healthy people don’t need a doctor sick people do”

Jesus was saying that to the Religious people who thought they had it all together they where asking why Jesus was hanging out with scums and that's what he said to them in Matthew 9:12

The church is for the hurting and the sick, for the one who has no one to trust, the one who has broken everyone trust, thief, murderer and every other person on this earth!! Jesus came to set the captives free!!
After you change your life you are going to lead other people to the good news!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Beginning

You can have a new beginning, a fresh start! 

2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.

No matter where you have been or what you have done.

God wants to adopt you in His family

Ephesians1:4&5 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ...

Our lives can get stained up by our choices we make and the choices others make against me, no matter how deep the stains of your sins are God can wash it white as snow

Psalms 51:7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean, wash me and I will be whiter than snow.

Isaiah 1:18 .... Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool

He will give you Beauty for Ashes
Isaiah 61:3 To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own Glory

Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up

God forgives us of our sins as far as the East is from the west

psalms 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us

Sins= are ggggooooooooone ( in redneck accent)

I say awesome week in the beginning and end so yall better have an awesome week LOL!!!