Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Jesus=Joy Self=Depression

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4

These are two of my favorite verses, especially when I'm struggling with something, stressed out, or just not having much fun with life at the moment. Very encouraging words, I can do All things through Christ, Count it All joy. All is all everything all the time, not only when I feel good, not only when I remember. Whatever I'm facing whatever's in front of me I can do it all through Christ who gives me the strength.
Good times or struggles count it all Joy, and I can when I keep my eyes focused on Christ.

Focusing on Self = Depression. Focusing on Jesus = Joy.


At 12/14/2005 9:48 PM, Blogger stephen said...

I love how you put it so plainly, jason. keep it up.

At 12/16/2005 8:20 PM, Blogger Ana Banana said...

Thank you for that, I have been wanting to have a pity party this week, well I think I threw a few for myself to be honest. But it is so true, when my focus is on myself it does equal depression. I don't want it to be that way, sometimes it takes me longer to focus on God than I should, and the end result is I am not happier for a longer period. So thank you for the reminder. Hope your wek has been full of joy! See you sunday!


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