"The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." - John 10:10
Depressed, Alone, Forgotten.
That's all I thought about through my depression. I didn't think about God. I didn't think about happiness. I was set on being depressed.
But that's all changed now. Now I'm ready to help depressed people. I'm faced with a tough situation- There's a guy at school with depression. One month he's singing, and happy- The next month he's wearing all black, and not speaking. He's a victim of the devil.
I'm using the way I felt before, and imagining how he feels. Sin has overwhelmed him, and he doesn't know the way back to life. Now I was saved by Jesus Christ. I went to the Warehouse Xperience, and it changed me. They put God in my heart, and brought me back to Christ. And there's only ONE way to get it back into him- Teaching him God's word.
I know, studying the bible doesn't sound fun. Hearing verses you don't understand doesn't sound fun. But let me ask you this- If your father wrote a book, would you read it? Would you study it?
Because THAT'S what the bible is. It's your father's book.
To save a life, is bringing it back to Christ. It's showing them the way back home, and helping them get there. The devil leads you to Hell, and leaves you behind. He leaves you to try and find God again- But he doesn't expect you to. He wants you to commit suicide. He wants you to never find Christ again. He wants you to make other people depressed too. But helping someone back to Christ is harder than it sounds. I had to do it the hard way- Alone. No one offered to help me on my journey. No one offered to teach me God's word. I had to do it by myself. To save a life is to offer your time, and lead one more soldier to God's army.
Let Christ speak through you. Maybe there's a shy, or depressed kid at your school? Just talk to them. Even if they don't talk back. Give Christ the opportunity to share his word through you.
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened."
1 Peter 3:14
One thing to remember- It could be anyone.
Verse- Romans 3:23
Julie (Stay Strong for God!)