Elijah triumphs over the prophets of Baal when he calls down fire from heaven and prays for Israel's drought to end. After this victory, the prophet becomes discouraged and depressed, but God meets him in this lonely journey. When we suffer from discouragement, God can refresh, refocus and reassign us as well.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-13, Psalm 139:1-3, 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, Philippians 3:13-14
Job knows how to handle suffering -- he mourns it and grieves it. Despair and depression are normal human experiences after times of loss and are not contradictory to our faith. Disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement are God-created emotions. Even the godly can be depressed. Processing pain in a healthy way can deepen our spiritual growth and prepare us to shepherd...
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Job 3:1-26, Matthew 5:4, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Psalm 139
How does the psalmist respond to discouragement? He asks God why. He affirms God's sovereign love. He sings. He preaches to his own soul. He remembers past experiences. He thirsts for God. He sees the face of God (as we do now in the face of Christ). By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org . Used by permission.
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Psalm 42
Elijah's crash after fighting the prophets of Baal is natural. Disappointment comes from difficult people, physical and emotional exhaustion, isolation, unrealistic goals and after an adrenaline rush. So how do we get out of the slump? Here are some ways to get back on track.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Kings 18 - 19
Wellness tools such as diet, exercise, cognitive therapy and rest are recommended for mood disorder patients. Discerning behavioral and chemical issues is emphasized. Resources are recommended.
Speaker: Roger Barrier, Thomas Griffin
Topic: Emotional Health
If you are a guy, you have been tempted with sexual sin. If you deny it, you are a liar or are you are dead. But there are some powerful principles for gaining victory over sexual sin and some great Scripture passages regarding the subject. Here are Perry Noble's wise, succinct words. #1 – Who or what you pursue will ultimately determine what you do and who you become. It...
Author: Perry Noble
Dear Roger, I have all these feelings well up inside of me. I really don’t want to die a lingering death with cancer, why wouldn’t the Bible advocate mercy killing or euthanasia. Doesn’t God hate to see his children suffer? Is mercy killing suicide? Sincerely, Scared. Dear Scared I was loitering outside the ICU door in a local Tucson hospital waiting for the door to...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Death and Dying