Category Archives: disappointment with Christians

The Blessings of an Illness

The Bible is full of miraculous healings. Jesus Christ performed many of them. He taught His disciples, and those who would follow, to heal the sick and afflicted. I’ve personally seen legs lengthened and fevers ‘broken’ on several occasions. It … Continue reading

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Is it Wrong to Get Angry with God?

Interview with Dr. Billy Graham Q: Is it wrong to get angry at God? I’ve beten through some very hard times recently and I feel like God has let me down. I’d like to get past this, I guess, but … Continue reading

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Mental Illness Concerns, [Illness]

As with anything, those of us with mental illness have much to consider. I believe that God will direct us through these issues. And these are not static things. It isn’t “one and your done”– these are ongoing. They never … Continue reading

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Real Prayer for “Real” People

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 I don’t want to pretend anymore. It’s been a little more than six months ago since I prayed this simple prayer: … Continue reading

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Wrong Things Said in Church About…

“There must be something wrong with your spiritual life.” Yes, depression CAN be a result of sin. BUT depression is NOT always a result of  sin! If it is, God will tell you loud and clear what the problem is. … Continue reading

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Oh God, Why?

“Why have you made me your target?…Why do you hide your face?…Why should I struggle in vain?…Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment?…Why then did you bring me out of the womb?” Job 7:20, 13:24, 9:29, 24:1, 10:18 … Continue reading

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Stigma Sucks

Mental illness doesn’t mean exotic or strange– but it does mean different. It doesn’t make one bizarre, or odd. Coming to faith in Christ really settles this issue for most. While our mental illness is flaring up, yet we are … Continue reading

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