Sometimes all you need to feel better is some relaxation, exercise, healthy eating and prayer. But when none of those things cut it, don’t fall into the trap that you can “tough it out” or “just need to be stronger.”

Even more, don’t let the promises God put in His Word to uplift you be used to foster discouragement or hopelessness. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is certainly true, but it doesn’t mean you’re not a good Christian if you continue to experience anxiety or depression. When there’s a chemical imbalance, there’s a chemical imbalance. I’m not disputing the power of prayer or God’s healing power, but simply saying sometimes there is a need for medicine, and that is OKAY.

First, find a doctor and therapist who you trust. Medicine with therapy or support is the best combination.

Find a support group near you NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness 

Great blog affirming the reality of depression – http://www.theveryworstmissionary.com/2015/01/depression-is-not-scandal.html

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