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ECLIPSE OF THE SOUL: Overcoming Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, and Hopelessness: PART 3



Depression is just a symptom of something more profound taking place within a person, within the mind, body, spirit, and soul. In this episode, Meredith talks about the pruning process of depression and the blessings that can come from it. In the Gospel of John, the Lord is referred to as the ‘Gardener’ of our souls. He prunes His children in the act of love to refine us, grow us deeper in His love, and direct us to our God-given call in life. The enemy of God, Satan, wants nothing more than people to give up on life and remain hopeless. The Bible says he comes to kill, steal, and destroy lives. When people fall into such despair during the depression that they contemplate suicide as an option, Satan is achieving his goals of destruction in that person’s life. But, when a person understands the pruning process in the life of a child of God and the power of surrendering to it, they can overcome and win the battle of depression. Meredith also shares the biblical view of suicide, what happens to a person’s soul if one commits suicide, and how to defeat suicidal ideation through Christ. In this episode, you will also hear about three special benefits Charles Spurgeon says you can obtain if you embrace the depression and see it as a blessing in disguise. This episode could change your perspective on depression; you don’t want to miss it!

 


ECLIPSE OF THE SOUL: Overcoming Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, and Hopelessness: Part 1



We are in troubling times. We are in a national pandemic with Covid-19, but we are facing an invisible epidemic with the highest suicide and depression rates the United States has ever seen. In the last six weeks, 1 in 4 adults, ages 18-24, have contemplated suicide. In this Healing Series (Part 1), Meredith shares her story of a two-year experience of a deep and dark depression that suddenly came upon her and the steps she took to overcome it. She illustrates how depression is similar to an eclipse but to the soul, and she shares the first two steps in healing and how the enemy of our souls wants everyone to fear this one thing.

  • Current Depression and Suicide Statistic Rate reported by CDC (2:52)
  • Why an eclipse is a great illustration on depression. (5:03)
  • Given enough time on earth, depression will more than likely cross your path. Jesus never said the Christian walk would be easy. He gives us the keys to understanding how to walk through it. (7:20)
  • Why was I going through this terrible darkness? (17:09)
  • In my recovery journey from depression I could not allow myself to trust my feelings (27:20)
  • Powerlessness and Surrender: The First Steps to Healing (28:30)
  • How to receive the Spirit of God and how does that help one with depression? (29:27)
  • Charles Spurgeon comments on the ‘Valley of the Shadow of Death’ (32:25)
  • The worst fear of depression? (33:50)
  • Is depression permanent? (36:00)