Are you anxious or depressed? Stressed? Fear the future? Some time ago, I wrote a short post about my experience with depression, anxiety, and my runaway feelings.
Recently, I read some of the comments on that blog post, and I realized something. Since January 2012, I have been reading and listening to the Bible a lot. By reading, I can take notes and read previous notes that I've written right in my Bible. By listening*, I can saturate myself with God's Word even while I am doing things around the house. Saturation has made me aware of many things. I believe that has been part of my healing.
God's Word is indeed the answer.
I am more aware of how my sin separated me from God.
I am more aware of how the love of Jesus, the Son of God, kept Him on the cross in punishment for my sins.
I am more aware of how His resurrection cancelled my debt of sin and washed me clean simply because I accepted and received God's forgiveness.
I am more aware of my need to give my life completely to God, and seek Him.
I am more aware that it's all grace not perfection.
I am more aware that it's all about Jesus, about God, about the Holy Spirit.
Draw close to God, dear reader, He will draw close to you. His love for you is everlasting. Jesus is deeply in love with you. Will you fall more deeply in love with Jesus?
Goodness, I've got my preach on this morning. ~smile~
But, you know, when it comes down to it, only one thing is important.
What will our relationship be with Jesus Christ?
Blessings to you!
*I use YouVersion and Bible Gateway.