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“Dealing with Depression” | Sunday Message

A New Beginning / Greg Laurie
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June 12, 2022 3:00 am

“Dealing with Depression” | Sunday Message

A New Beginning / Greg Laurie

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June 12, 2022 3:00 am

We tend to think of people who do big things as invincible—but everyone is susceptible to trials. Even Elijah, who called fire down from Heaven, faced the burden of depression. Pastor Greg Laurie speaks of what to do when your emotions are in disarray.


1. If we want to see God work, we must do our part.

Don’t wait for the fire of God to fall on you again.

You need to repair your altar first.

If you have lost the spark, the romance, the love in your marriage, then do loving things again.

God is never asleep at the wheel.

God is never asleep; He is always watching.

“Even atheists have moments of doubt.” —C.S. Lewis

“Social media does not bring happiness, it does not bring fulfillment, and it does not bring

connection.” —Unknown

2. Our job is to pray. God’s job is to answer.

Elijah’s prayer had no screaming, moaning, or hype.

3. God answers prayer the way He wants and when He wants.

Sin will have its pound of flesh!

Elijah was the instrument God used to call down the fire.

But he was also the man who got depressed.

Principles about Dealing with Depression:

Times of depression and vulnerability come after great victories.

Depression often follows disappointment.

Takeaway Truth:

After spiritually great moments return to normal again,

don't focus on your emotions; focus on God!

Don’t live in the past; prepare for the future.

Principles about Dealing with Depression:

When you are depressed, do not isolate but surround yourself with friends.

Principles about Dealing with Depression:

Don’t ignore the practical when you are feeling down.

When you are feeling down, you need perspective from God’s Word.

The Lord spoke to Elijah in a still small voice.

Listen for the voice of God in your life.

It is time to leave that cave and find God’s purpose for your life.

God had a plan for Elijah, and He has a plan for you as well!

Scripture Referenced

2 Chronicles 16:9


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