BULLSEYE!

ACCURATE BIBLE KNOWLEDGE!

QUESTION: “I GET DEPRESSED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

ANSWER: “DON’T KNOW”

EXPLANATION:

As a Christian, what is DEPRESSION?
Who knows what depression is … the Bible makes no mention of it.

So what causes depression?
Wouldn’t have a clue.

Well, how can I treat my depression? 
Don’t know.

Well, what about ANXIETY then … what is anxiety?
Who knows what anxiety is … the Bible makes no mention of it.

What causes anxiety?
Wouldn’t have a clue.

Well, how can I treat my anxiety then? 
Don’t know.

Well, what about WORRY then?
Who knows what worry is … the Bible makes no mention of it.

What causes worry?
Wouldn’t have a clue

Well, how can I treat my worry then? 
Don’t know.

Well, what about STRESS then?
Who knows what stress is … the Bible makes no mention of it.

What causes stress?
Wouldn’t have a clue

Well, how can I treat my stress then? 

Don’t know.

Well, what about my FEELINGS then?
Who knows what feelings are?

What causes feelings?
Wouldn’t have a clue

Well, how can I treat my feelings then? 
Don’t know.

Well, what about my EMOTIONS then?
Who knows what emotions are … the Bible makes no mention of them.

What causes emotions?
Wouldn’t have a clue

Well, how can I treat my emotions then? 
Don’t know.

So you’re telling me I’m stuck with my DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, WORRY, FEELINGS and EMOTIONS and the Bible can’t help me?

Correct. These are the world’s made-up terms.

So what does the Bible call all these things?

CARES. They are called “the cares of this world” (Mark 4:19) and thoughts and things that happen in the mind and the results of them.

What are the cares of this world then?
At last count, there were 4,073 (that is, there too many to count)

Well how am I going to get rid of them?
Cast them on the Lord. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

Well that sounds too simple!
The Bible says Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Phil 4:6

What then?
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7

What then?
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS. Phil 4:7

What then?
No more depression, anxiety, worry, stress, feelings and emotions. All gone.

Hang on! Can’t a Christian have any feelings or emotions?
Of course you can! The Bible call them the fruit of the Spirit …
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance …” (Galatians 5:22-23)

 

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Harley Hitchcock

Sunday 28th November 2021

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