In 2015, three brave women shared at The Nest their personal struggles with worry, anxiety and depression. Jill Moore, Morgan Buchek and Suzanne Sanderson bring comfort to folks facing these challenges with their authenticity and remind you of the Hope available to us all.
In all three messages, you will hear three timeless truths as they battled worry, anxiety and depression:
Confession is the first step.
The first step to healing from worry, anxiety and depression is to acknowledge and confess that you are struggling. This can be incredibly intimidating to fathom vocalizing your struggle in these areas, however, we can trust that confession begins the process of healing as James 5:16 says, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” Start with confessing to God through prayer, then widen the circle to a few trusted friends.
Side note: If you are a recipient of a friend confessing to you her worry, anxiety and depression; take a deep breath, close your mouth, and open your ears. Let them talk. Encourage them for being brave enough to share with you their struggle, PRAY WITH THEM, and bring others in to help you decipher the best course of action for this friend.
Actively replace the lies with Biblical Truth.
A part of the healing process involves actively replacing the lies you believe with the Truth found in God’s Word. Spend time regularly identifying the lies you are believing and look in God’s Word to find scripture to help you wage war on your thought life. Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Be patient with God and yourself.
You will be tempted to want all of this to be fixed yesterday. However, it is a process that takes time, attention and patience. Hebrews 10:36, “Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will.”
If this is something you wrestle with, or know someone who does, we IMPLORE you to listen to the entirety of this message: ‘Trusting in Christ in the Midst of Worry, Anxiety and Depression”.