Then Isaiah said, Make an ointment from figs. So Hezekiah’s servants spread the ointment over the boil, and Hezekiah recovered!
2 KINGS 20:7
FRIEND, HEAR ME WHEN I SAY, THERE IS NO SHAME IN GETTING OUTSIDE HELP FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION.
Sometimes it’s a temporary relief to kickstart our joy again. And sometimes, it’s a more prolonged effort of deliverance through Jesus’ provision of counseling and medication.
If you’ve prayed, sought biblical wisdom, and feel seeking help is the best option for you, then do it.
God isn’t going to let anxiety and depression win if we allow Him to help and provide for us.
But we have to ask Him first. We have to make the step toward relief. Talk to trusted friends and family, then seek professional help. This trusted community of friends and professionals can be a step our health needs.
Most importantly, let’s trust Jesus in His promise of deliverance. He can and will deliver us through opportunities of prayer and trusting Him, providing just the right listening ear and even sometimes the exact combination of medication and counseling needed.
It’s comforting to know we can even find medicinal measure being taken, and blessed, in God’s Word. Take the following example, for instance.
Then Isaiah said, Make an ointment from figs. So Hezekiah’s servants spread the ointment over the boil, and Hezekiah recovered! (2 Kings 20:7, NLT)
So friend, if you suffer from any symptoms of anxiety or depression, don’t hesitate to ask Jesus and your doctor for help