The periods of depression that we all share can range from having a bad day to grieving the loss of a loved one. Our fallen world harbors a broad spectrum of suffering that, while never the same for each individual, has always been part of the human condition.
Yet Margaret Ashmore reminds us that however difficult our circumstances, they cannot determine whether our lives are ruled by joy or by depression... the choices we make in light of those circumstances do. She lays before us a set of godly choices we can make in our own dark night of the soul to seek God's freedom from our dominating depression.
is an amazing speaker.
In the study "The Abundant Life" Margaret advises us in her unique Texan way. She challenges us to hunker down, focus on God, and get out of His way.
We all have a tendency to direct God on how we think an issues should be handled.
"Well Lord, if you do it this way, or that way, it will really work for us" we all say.
"Lord if you just get him or her off of those drugs and into rehab, they'll see your mighty work in their lives and come back to you". With help from us we have become the producer and director of the next saga of our loved ones lives we have helped resolve the problems, we think!
Silence is a strong witness, keep praying and stop advising.
Gods time-table is where we should be, not ours.
Whatever God says to do, do it! Your life will change according to God's plan.
Overflowing with joy is the only visible proof of our faith. Walk in the Spirit, this is your example to the world that you stand in Heavenly places.
The Abundant Life!
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More from Margaret:
Question: My brain understands fully what God says in His Word, but how do I get it into my heart? Sometimes it seems like I’ll never be able to get it right!
Answer : Someone once said that the twelve inches from the brain to the heart is the longest of all distances. How is it possible to connect that gaping synapse between head knowledge and heartfelt obedience?
Read more here.
Kristin Spencer is a 34 year old missionary, she and her husband share a unique ministry. Their combined love for Jesus and the missions field has and is a rich blessing for all whom they have met and shared with.
From personal life experiences Kristin has helped, guided and witnessed to women in broken marriages.
Kristin writes about - Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Feelings that God has Left You,
Relationships with Men, and most importantly, your personal relationship with our Lord.
For the woman who has been abused through verbal, physical or sexual abuse in marriage, Kristin has walked alongside sharing our Lord with His purpose for marriage. Read her article "Where was God When I Was Abused ". Share these articles and books with women, start a book club with Kristin's books, soon you'll be ministering to others.
Read more about Kristin here.
Sharon Leigh Rude