Depression

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When God Allowed My Deepest Fears to Happen

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Courage, dear child, was God’s silent whisper to me. I didn’t understand it then, but I held onto His promise that He is with me. Little did I know that my greatest fear was about to happen.
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Ames Chen: Why I Write About the “Invisible People”

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Hearing all the stories about unfair treatment, abuse, depression, and other struggles by this group of “invisible people” kept Ames awake at night.
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How Jesus Restored My Joy While I Battled Suicidal Thoughts

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I shouldn’t be here. If we lived in a world where Jesus Christ didn’t exist, I would be just another statistic among the world’s teenage suicides. A quiet sufferer who one day decided she had enough and ended it all.
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When the Way Ahead Seems Dark

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I found myself inwardly nodding in recognition when our pastor described how some people might be walking through a dark cave with no idea where the exit was. At that time, my job was coming to an end, and not having received any clear answers from God about my future direction, I felt like I was indeed walking in the “darkness” he described.

5 Reminders When You Feel Like Giving Up

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We pray these real-life stories and testimonies will encourage you to find strength in the unshakeable goodness of our God.

Breaking Misconceptions of the Marginalised: Mental Health

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What comes to your mind when you think of the words “mental illness”?

From Bulimia to Depression: Jesus' Firm Grip on Me in the Midst of Mental Illness

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But just as I began to turn less to binge-eating as a coping mechanism, the despair I was already feeling intensified and I fell deep into the darkness of clinical depression. Every new dawn brought with it an onslaught of suicidal thoughts, and there were countless days where I felt utterly dysfunctional and bedridden.

How Can I Serve God While Battling Depression?

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Charles Spurgeon? Depression? I first heard of Charles Spurgeon from my pastor when he shared some insightful quotes from Spurgeon’s many sermons. At the time, I remember being immensely awed by this “giant” of a preacher—and it never occurred to me that someone like Spurgeon would struggle with depression.

Coronavirus Pandemic: I'm Afraid, and I Don't Even Know Why

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Last night, the panic rose to a new level as the governor ordered all K-12 schools in the state to close for three full weeks. This morning, I woke up to the first three confirmed cases right here in my own city.