Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hospital or Courtroom?

"How wonderful it would be if depressed people coming to the community of faith were healed rather than hurt. Instead they often receive a scorn that compounds their woundedness.

Stop stigmatizing the pain of depression, and stop pretending it away. Allow people to be honest. Be a hospital rather than a courtroom. If you are depressed, be patient and seek help - both spiritual and medical. Almost certainly you will one day feel better. If you know people who are depressed, compassionately walk with them until they are again whole."
- Swenson -

Your church - a safe haven, a refuge, a place of hope? Or a place of intolerance, judgement, and condemnation?

Arising from a time of discouragement and depression, David writes, "I will exalt You, O Lord, for You lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O Lord my God, I called to You for help and You healed me. O Lord, You brought me up from the grave; You spared me from going down into the pit ..."
- Psalm 30:1-3

May God enable the leaders of the church to become the biggest proponents of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing ~


  1. This coincides with our church's idea that "The Church is a Hospital". It's a direction our new Senior Pastor is taking us in. See more here:

  2. "Trusting in Jesus. Caring for people."

    That says it all! Sounds like you're in a wonderful community. May God bless you with more than you could ask or imagine as you move ahead!


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