Category: Recovery

My Fourth Principle for Recovery: Getting the Right Help

My Fourth Principle for Recovery: Getting the Right Help

My fourth principle for recovery from depression says, “With the right help, you can live a happy and fulfilling life.” Getting the right help first requires proper diagnosis. If you think you are depressed, your doctor can help with screening to see if you need therapy. ***Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed therapist. …

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My Third Principle for Recovery, Part 2

My Third Principle for Recovery, Part 2

When I tried to help my uncle “believe and receive” his “promise of healing,” I nearly robbed him of the peace of mind that came from him being reconciled to God and being at peace with himself. Thank God there was a minister in his life who was able to counsel him with wisdom. Because he had the wisdom to know what we could control, and what we could not, my uncle knew serenity in his last days.

My Third Principle for Recovery

My Third Principle for Recovery

Does faith help or hurt recovery? In my experience, it depends what kind of faith. In most religions, I would say there three possible meanings of faith. Faith as a set of rituals and doctrines accepted by members of a particular religious order. For example, if someone asks, “What faith are you?” it’s like asking, …

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The Suffering Servant as the Leper Messiah

The Suffering Servant as the Leper Messiah

My First Principle of Recovery is “God is for your recovery and healing, not against it.” The scripture I connected it to is Isaiah 53:3-6. It is part of the fourth suffering servant song (Isa 52:13-53:12). In the last post, I introduced the suffering servant in Second Isaiah. In the first song, the servant counter-intuitively …

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