The Soul Doctor’s prescription for depression:
During the Christmas season we are subjected ad nauseam to articles and stories about depression increasing during the holidays. We have to hear the usual calls to pray for those who are depressed, lonely and anxious.
Christmas is a festive season, not a time for sadness or melancholy. Get into the Christmas Spirit. What is the Christmas Spirit, but the Spirit of Christ?
Two millenniums ago God took upon human flesh (The Incarnation) to save us from our sins and give us a peace of mind which passes all understanding.
The church has given us wonderful hymns to help us get into the Christmas Spirit. Those of you, who are tempted with depression or the blues sing yourself into a state of joy and hope. What better place to start than the Isaac Watts hymn, “Joy to the World”?
Joy to the world! The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
Prepare Him room
When you allow Jesus to take over the room of your heart there will be no place for downheartedness.