: Your continual, ongoing conversation with yourself determines the direction of your life. Do it wrong and you end in depression. Do it right and it brings joy. The right way is to instruct, rather than just listen to, the natural responses of your soul (your Eeyore self). Talk to God about your troubles and talk to yourself about God. Remember his past goodness and be thankful, and look forward to his future goodness.
Absolutely amazing sermon! I learnt so much about how our self talk affects us. It can either lead to joy or depression. When we are feeling down we need to learn to talk to God about our troubles and talk to our souls about God and his character. And we also need to cultivate the habit of thankfulness even when feeling down. I have started putting this into practice and it is making such a difference to my life.
The whole series on depression is amazing. If you or someone else is struggling with low times or a big trial, listen to this series and share the link. Life changing stuff!