Monthly Archives: October 2016

Battling the Blues?

For the Christian, praise and worship can be one of the most effective ways of battling depression, loneliness, disappointment, etc on a daily basis.

Here’s how it works:

As a Christian believer we have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us because of our faith in Christ Jesus. When we choose to take the time to praise and worship God, we connect our souls with hope eternal. When we deliberately choose to praise God, especially with thankfulness, we create a healthy relational bonding between our soul and the Spirit of God within us. In doing so, we are able to connect with and partake of the peace and joy that are continuously emanating from the Spirit of God.

Admittedly, praise and worship can be difficult to initiate when we are unhappy. It seems like it is sometimes, truly, a “sacrifice of praise” to even begin to praise and worship the Lord. One of the best ways to overcome this obstacle is to think about anything that you can be grateful for and begin to give thankful praise about that.

But remember; it’s not really about “feeling” like it, anyway. It’s about focusing on truths about God, about your salvation, about your eternal future and about all that God has been, is, and will be to you, forever and ever. This diminishes our focus on the temporary effects of this world and re-connects our thoughts and emotions to the unchanging hope, love and peace that originate only from God.

Phillipians 4 : 4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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