Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
My grandparents often told me about The Great Depression, a worldwide economic downturn starting in most places in 1929 having devastating effects.
International trade was deeply affected, as were personal incomes, tax revenues, prices, and profits.
Cities all around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry.
Construction was virtually halted in many countries.
Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by 40 to 60 percent.
Jobs were hard to find and though the price of most goods were inexpensive, no one had the money to buy them.
We are once again in another Great Depression.
It’s not one of economics but physical.
I meet more people that are on some kind of prescription medicine being treated for depression.
Granted there are legitimate needs but with it comes a lot of abuse.
My question is, “What does a Christian have to be depressed about?”
Perhaps the answer is lack of faith.
Then ask as the apostles asked, “Increase our faith.” Luke 17:5
Maybe depression lies in the heart of a Christian when it seems you are over your head and sinking.
Then cry out as Peter did, “Lord , save me!” Matt 14:30
Do you think you are alone?
I will never leave you nor forsake you. Heb 13:5
Do you believe you are not loved?
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you ; abide in My love. John 15:9
It is when we turn our mind away from God’s promises and blessing that the great depression begins to control our lives.
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad. Prov 12:25