How Are You Doing?

Pastor's Article
Sunday, May 23, 2021
How are you doing? That is a question that often causes people to tell a lie. Most often when someone asks us how we are doing, we immediately reply with the answer that tells people what we want them to think about us instead of the truth. Our heart can be broken, our finances in shambles and feel as the whole world has forgotten about us and still we say “I am doing good”. Our face and our Facebook can make it look like we have life by the tail when in all honesty we would like to crawl up in a whole and cry until life is over. I want to remind you that if you feel like your life is falling apart you are in good company, everyone has hard times and most people suffer from depression at some point in their life. Every year, roughly 14.8 million Americans (6.7% of the population) experience depressive symptoms.

 Please understand that being depressed does not make you a bad Christian, a person who lacks faith, or an unthankful person. It is important that you know that there are ways to get help and people that love you and want to help you overcome the cloud of depression that you are living under. There are many people in the Bible who suffered from depression and experienced great pain as they faithfully served the Lord. The Bible teaches us that God cares for you and wants you to cast your cares on Him. This means that He wants you give Him your burdens and allow Him to take the load of your shoulders. He has also places you into a family of Faith so that we can bear one another’s burdens. Today I want to help you with your burdens so tomorrow you can help me with mine.
Rev. Wayne Marcus