I Approve This Message

Some things that I’ve found helpful in my battle with anxiety and depression.

Among the many responses it got was a frequent call for a follow-up article in which I could talk about some things that I’ve found helpful in my battle with anxiety and depression. Well, good news. Seven years of dealing with these disorders—coupled with an incorrigible tendency to analyze and over think everything—have yielded a number of them. So then, here are a few. I hope they will be helpful to you as well.

 

I’d usually link to an article like this in my daily “Check out” links, but this one is so important that I’ve made a separate post out of it to maximize readership. A month or so ago, Christian cartoonists and satirist Adam Ford wrote an excellent article on Tim Challies’ website, Some Things You Should Know About Christians who Struggle with Anxiety.

Last week, he wrote a follow up post, Some Things That Have Helped me in my Struggle with Anxiety. I can’t recommend this post highly enough. It’s the best Christian treatment of anxiety disorders that I’ve ever read. So honest, so moving, so sane and sensible, so balanced, and so, so helpful. Here’s how he opens it:

Recently I wrote “Some Things You Should Know About Christians Who Struggle With Anxiety” over at Tim Challies’ wonderful blog. Among the many responses it got was a frequent call for a follow-up article in which I could talk about some things that I’ve found helpful in my battle with anxiety and depression. Well, good news. Seven years of dealing with these disorders—coupled with an incorrigible tendency to analyze and over think everything—have yielded a number of them. So then, here are a few. I hope they will be helpful to you as well.

If you read both posts, you will be so much better equipped to minister to Christians who suffer from anxiety and from other mental health issues. What else can I say about this post but “I’m David Murray, and I approve this message!”

David Murray is Professor of Old Testament & Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. This article first appeared on his blog, Head Heart Hand, and is used with permission.