Great Sermon! I had always suffered from depression and used various drugs and for the last 17 years anti depressants.
In that time I became a Christian and after losing many people from my life and learning slowly and painfully my need to be totally reliant on my Lord, I know there has been a deep change in me through the Holy Spirit to bring me to the realisation that it's time to move on.
I do not feel a need for anti depressants any longer, and what a time I am having with the doctors, who hate that someone wants to come of them.
My joy, my peace comes from Him alone, and anything He adds to our lives or takes away may seem burdensome and things and people who I thought I needed I find now I didn't.
I still have a long way to go and will say I lost absolutely everyone, I was totally alone in the world. What a blessing that became, as the Lord was the only One I had to turn too. He has proved His love, faithfulness and everlasting love over and over again. I have also experienced His discipline many times.
I now have new people coming into my life and my perspective has changed so much, as I know people will always let us down and not to be too disappointed when they do.
As long as I remember He is my Rock, my anchor I won't expect things from people that they can't give.
I do often
Great Sermon! So strengthening. So helpful for those who have weak nerves and a more tender spirit can acknowledge that the dissappointments are very painful. Particularly about how none of us could have had a deeper pain than Christ because his spirit was never calloused. We don't need to listen to the worldy advice of "get a thick skin". We don't need to try and be like those who don't get hurt. His strength, mercy and wisdom will be our medicine . Thank you.