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