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    transparency...

    First off...I have determined to live pleasing to God. So, if by any means I have hurt, hindered or offended any one of you, please accept my apology. I ask your forgiveness. I am determined to live transparent...to never say in private about someone what I would not be willing to say TO them. So I repent of all that is unlike HIM.
    I have privately and publicly struggled with clinical depression. That is and will be an ongoing battle. Thanks to much prayer, meds and LOVE I win the battle each day. A light needs to be shown so that those of us who fight daily will no longer feel outcast from the body of Christ. So that we are not.just given platitudes like read your bible more or get over it, think happy thoughts. It is, for me, a meducal condition. God helps me each day. May He bless you.
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    Zephaniah 3:17

    The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."

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    Thank you for being transparent...that's hard to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieAnne View Post
    I have privately and publicly struggled with clinical depression.
    God wants you free. As a Christian, you have been translated from the clinic of darkness into the clinic of God's Dear Son... and they ain't no depression in His clinic.

    Ya know... Jesus suffered depression so you would not have to, so it's illegal (double jeopardy in legal terms) for satan to put this on you.

    Praying for manifested healing.

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    Thank you for sharing dear Marie! I understand where you are coming from. I too, desire purity of heart, so I press on.

    "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
    Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

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    If we, as God's children, do not set a standard worthy of Our Lord then why would anyone want to come to Him? If we have no more than they...they have NO need for Him.
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    i feel that i really have to give a public thank you to Krys for cheerfully stopping me all those many, many times that i would put myself down. you helped me more than you know. low self-estem has always been a struggle. one that you helped me with
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    One cannot put down what God has paid such a massive price to purchase.

    One major key God taught me about depression is that it's not about me... it's about Him, and He created me to provide continual habitation for the Holy Spirit and when my eyes are on Him instead of me, it's very very very hard to be depressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieAnne View Post
    i feel that i really have to give a public thank you to Krys for cheerfully stopping me all those many, many times that i would put myself down. you helped me more than you know. low self-estem has always been a struggle. one that you helped me with
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    Krys is an exhorter...that's for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieAnne View Post
    First off...I have determined to live pleasing to God. So, if by any means I have hurt, hindered or offended any one of you, please accept my apology. I ask your forgiveness. I am determined to live transparent...to never say in private about someone what I would not be willing to say TO them. So I repent of all that is unlike HIM.
    I have privately and publicly struggled with clinical depression. That is and will be an ongoing battle. Thanks to much prayer, meds and LOVE I win the battle each day. A light needs to be shown so that those of us who fight daily will no longer feel outcast from the body of Christ. So that we are not.just given platitudes like read your bible more or get over it, think happy thoughts. It is, for me, a meducal condition. God helps me each day. May He bless you.
    Thank you MarieAnn and I will be praying for you..Might I suggest you watch dr. Caroline Leaf's You tube video on overcoming depression?

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    Yes that is what Nightsky has been encouraging me to do as well.
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