• Gates shaw

    Richard, depression is characterized by the endless echoing refrain of “the great accuser” : ‘you are worthless’. Psalm 91 calls this the “demon at mid-day” and the “arrow that flies by night”. This abyss cannot be willed away. ” not by strength; not by might, but by my spirit saith the Lord. I struggled for 20+ years to receive God’s forgiveness and grace. A survivor !

    • The Center Bham

      Praise God for His power in your life!

  • Isn’t it interesting how the human race is more prosperous, wealthy, well-fed, and more comfortable than any other period in history, and yet the most common illness in the world is dissatisfaction with life? I think this reality, more than anything else, proves that money, possessions, and a comfortable life do not result in lasting happiness or satisfaction with our existence.

    I consider myself a hedonist, but of a specific sort – a Christian hedonist. I would posit that we as humans were created to seek our own happiness, our problem is just that we naturally look in all the wrong places for it. 🙂

    As John Piper would say, “When we pursue the highest good in life, that will always result in our greatest happiness in the end.” See: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/christian-hedonism