Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dealing with a guilty conscience versus my depression and anxiety along with my addictions

Guilt? It rears its ugly head. Shame? It entangles us in the WORST way possible. The solution? Jesus' death on the cross.
Now don't run from your guilt, shame or depression. It will only make things worse!
Psalm 103:1-22 NIV
[1] Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. [2] Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits--- [3] who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, [4] who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, [5] who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. [6] The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. [7] He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: [8] The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. [9] He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; [10] he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. [11] For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; [12] as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. [13] As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; [14] for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. [15] The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; [16] the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. [17] But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--- [18] with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. [19] The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. [20] Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. [21] Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. [22] Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul.

The bible makes it CLEAR that God can forgive you and your heart of depression along with cleansing you of a guilty conscience. 
I have learned that being depressed about the things in life don't get you anywhere but make matters worse. 
Jesus said blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5) 
Here's the deal we can either sit in the dark and replay the awful things we think people are saying about us and linger on those all day. Or we can turn on the light and read God's word and his truth will sink into our hearts and heads more then ever. And the bible tells us that lies will leave you in the presence of God's truth. 
http://growthinfaith.blogspot.com/2016/12/suffering-and-christ-intentions-between.html, http://growthinfaith.blogspot.com/2016/07/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-pure.html
Be blessed.
Blessings! 

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