Deflating Depression by Curt Dodd

DEFLATING DEPRESSION
I Kings 19:1-18
"Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had
killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a
messenger to Elijah to say, 'May the gods deal with me, be it
ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your
life like that of one of them.' Elijah was afraid and ran for
his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his
servant there, while he himself went a day's journey into the
desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed
that he might die. 'I have had enough, Lord' he said. 'Take my
life; I am no better than my ancestors.' Then he lay down under
the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and
said, 'Get up and eat.' He looked around, and there by his head
was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He
ate and drank and then lay down again. The angel of the Lord
came back a second time and touched him and said, 'Get up and
eat, for the journey is too much for you.' So he got up and ate
and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and
forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. There
he went into a cave and spent the night."


Depression according to many experts is the number one health
problem in our country today. In fact, some have called it the
common cold of the emotions. Did you also know that depression
is in the top ten of the most common diagnosis that physicians
make every year. Now honestly, we need to realize it at the
start that some people are genetically predisposed to
depression. Sometimes, there are individuals because of the way
that the chemistry in t ...


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