Jan 19, 2012

WHEN WE ARE DEPRESSED


           
            For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11) (NLT).

            We as the Christians are aware that all the days of our life are pre-planned by God. There is nothing happening in our life is unplanned. When we see Bible, God was saying to Sarah, Abraham’s wife that He has already planned a time for His return to them and at that time Sarah will have children (Genesis 18:14). God has planned well in advance for Sarah and Abraham. God when He was speaking about the plans of Him about our life that His plans are always higher than our plans about our life (Isaiah 55:8-9). So when we plan they may get failed, but God’s plans in our life never get failed. And no one can make them failed, Prophet Isaiah says, when He purposes no one can thwart (Isaiah 14:27). But what happens when we see the plans getting delayed?

            When the plans of God are getting delayed in our life there will be a kind of depression comes into our life. There are three persons Bible speaks about who were filled with depression and asked God for their death. But the three incidents don’t mean that the plans of God are failed, but the people are depressed and allowed the three things of fatigue, fear and frustration to come into their life. For every problem that depression brings to us having a solution from God for the situation that we are going through. When we see the problem of Moses, that comes with depression, the solution for the problem of Moses is to delegate the work that is assigned to him by God and God has done it (Numbers 11:10-17).

            Secondly it was Elijah, he feared about the situations that because what he has done to the prophets of Baal, he has received a warning that Jezebel will kill him. Elijah filled with fear asked God to take his life, but the solution for the problem that Elijah had is to trust in The LORD, God said to Elijah that he should bring some more people to God (1 Kings 19:1-18). Third it was Jonah, though he has experienced the power of God, but he did not understand the purpose of God about His people. Jonah with frustration asked God to take his life, but when God has revealed him the plan, Jonah got calm (Jonah 4:1-11). Life that has no meaning and significance leads us to depression. Let us all trust in God and His plans, though they may delays in our life, but no one has ever seen the plans of God failed. Trust in Him, for surely He will do all things as He has planned and the plans will surely give us a better future and a un failed hope.

            GOD BLESS YOU
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