Point to ponder-shootings in schools and colleges on the increase--a sign of a society on depression overload.
America has turned the page- from a nation like a shining city on a hill to one whose light is waning to the point its hope for tomorrow its youth --finds itself in utter chaos--self destructing as if tomorrow holds no more light of hope for them. Why?
Look at this nation's beginnings--out of nothing a nation was formed because men had faith not in "themselves" but in their Creator and in his Word --that all men were created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights--life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Their Creator heard their prayers and showered them with blessings such as the world has never seen. A people imbued with knowledge from above that they led the whole world in literacy, in inventions in a land flowing with milk and honey.
But then just as in the tower of Babel--they forgot their Creator and thought themselves too highly--so highly they no longer believed they were created by God--with explanations that truly takes great faith and imagination to muster.
The nation's inspiration--God's Word was no longer welcome in the schools that were originally formed so children could have wisdom and discernment based on it to protect their minds, their future, their government. Instead they were taught at the earliest possible that they evolved and they and they "alone" are in charge of themselves and their future.
So no wonder in today's world the rate of depression is bursting at the seams. It comes out now and then rearing its ugly head in the lives of people so haunted with lives with no hope, with no one to point them the way--finding out the truth that self has lost "the way."
See the truth has been hid--too long they have bottled their pain when the solution lay in a Christ who is just a prayer away. No one may have introduced them, no one may have cared because all of us are busy --too much so --to dare. But
if you're that one hurting--just remember this--the Ancient of Days, Jehovah is right in your midst. He'll never turn a deaf ear to one who humbly asks for help from him--the Giver of Life--the Savior--the One and only --that all can trust. Jesus is his name and I suggest you get to know him--He wrote a book for you and true life , true joy and The Way is what you'll gain!! Leave the driving in the highways of life to Him. Abide in His Word and He will direct your path--no longer will it be hopeless--for He will be your refuge, your stronghold, your help in times of trouble.
Trouble comes for all but it is good to put your faith and trust in God instead of self--as self will fail you--but Christ never will. These are thoughts to ponder in the Battle of the Mind--because the truth is there is a heaven--there is a hell--something even the likes of Albert Einstein, George Washington, Sir Isaac Newton --some of the greatest minds--knew.
Do we really think we are smarter than them?
God's word is sweet as honey and soothes the weary soul--try it again America and decrease the rate of depression with the true power that can--for God said:
2 Corinthians 3:5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Heed the words of the Giver Of Peace--share it with a hurting world--and let God's light shine like a "city on a hill." Many have tried it and it has made all the difference. Try it--the results are out of this world. It is your choice--choose life abundant--and you don't even have to have the faith of a mountain--a tiny mustard seed will do.