This past weekend was on of the most challenging messages I’ve ever preached. It was challenging for a number of reasons.
- The content was intense. Anxiety, depression and mental health are serious and complicated issues.
- Time restraints. It’s hard to delve into such deep waters with just 35 minutes, but I really felt led by the Holy Spirit to at least take a step or two down the path – hopeful it might give some hope and open up some dialogue.
- My own struggles make me feel like a hypocrite. I don’t always take my own advice.
- There is no 12 step program that makes it all better. There is no neatly tied bow at the end.
I’ve decided to write a few posts, maybe even do a video blog or two that takes the conversation and little deeper and wider. I want to answer some of the questions and concerns I’ve been emailed, texted or written to about since delivering the message. Feel free to treat the entries like a conversation. Ask anything you want. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but we’ll look for light together. In the meantime, below is the video and audio download link to the message.