| danieb23 wrote:|
Depression is real and pastors go through it. My pastor admitted he went through a depression. What people need to realize is that prayer is only part of the equation, God helps those who help themselves. Nothing is wrong with seeking therapy, I believe God works through psychologist just as he acts through the anointed ones.
I just wrote something along these lines on Facebook. I get so sick of hearing ppl going through their troubles and someone will merely respond "well, I'll pray for you".
Nooooo, that's not how it works. Prayer without action/effort is useless.
When someone is in need...
1. Prayer for them should be automatic--the fact that you're praying doesn't even have to be disclosed.
2. "What can I do to help?" Should be your first response.
Ppl will harp on the fact that they're praying for you as a mere way to release themselves of any further obligation to assist.
So yeah, the same goes when you're helping yourself. Praying for something is grand, but God also wants to you take action and the steps towards improvement.
This is sad. I know what it feels like to feel spiritually lonely. I really wish he sought help.