“What If I Suffer?: Tell A Friend” (Under the Juniper Tree S1E13)

UnderTheJuniperTree

 

Season 1, Episode 13
For Thursday, April 23, 2015
“What If I Suffer?: Tell a Friend”

HOST: Andrew Crowe

 

 

 

Show Notes:

  • On today’s episode, Andrew digs into the topic of finding someone that you can confide in when dealing with depression. Having a confidant and trusted companion to listen to you and encourage you will be such a beneficial tool.

Outline of this episode:

  •  Last week we noticed the need to take action and fight!

  • This week, we learn about something we need to do to fight. We need to be able to tell a friend.

  • A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Prov. 17:17).

  • The church as a whole is supposed to encourage one another but there is something special about having a Titus.

  •  There must have been a close relationship which Paul had with Titus as Paul found comfort in his friend (2 Cor. 7:5-6).

  • We need to find an individual in whom we can confide.

  • This person may be someone who is facing the same struggles as we.

  • It may be a person who can help by just listening and offering help in our time of need.

    ·         Examine your fears.

    ·         Prepare to educate.

    ·         Pick Your Confidant Carefully.

    ·         Choose the right moment.

    ·         Describe how YOU feel.

    ·         Do you have a plan?

    ·         This is a process.

    ·         Be specific how others can help.

  • Please keep in mind that some individuals may not understand what it is you are going through. It is a fact of life. I have relatives who chastised me because “a preacher, let alone a Christian, should not get depressed.” At the same time, I am grateful for the Christian family I have. “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named…” (Eph 3:14-15). Remember that when you mention this depression and ask for the prayers of the congregation that these individuals love you and want what is best for you.

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