48. Overcoming Depression and Anxiety


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Adam Cumpston, Author, Speaker, Teacher- This episode’s guest.


1 out of 6 adults will experience depression at some point in their life. Depression affects about 16 million Americans every year. Christians are not immune. For those who haven’t suffered with depression, the many devastating symptoms aren’t known or even understood when they are.

Adam Cumpston shares his bouts with depression and anxiety and how out of desperation, after trying all other options, he turned to God for healing, and he was healed.

Adam does a good job of taking his experience and making it applicable to everyone, since we all will face some sort of “storms” in our lives. Scripture speaks volumes to what Christians can gain from difficult times of sufferings and how even if we don’t experience healing in this life, God’s grace is sufficient for us.

As a take away for Reconnect, since this podcast is dedicated to sharing and defending the Good News of Jesus Christ, Adam spoke about the importance of memorizing Scripture so that we can defend ourselves against the lies of Satan with the truth of God’s Word. Typically, when we think of defending the Gospel, we might run to historical arguments, archaeological discoveries, philosophical arguments, or in-depth exegetical studies, but Adam reminds us that defending God’s Word can simply be knowing God’s Word so well that we can quote it when lies from our sinful nature, the world, and devil assault us.

Show Links:

Adam Cumpston’s Website

Adam’s book, 30 Days to Overcoming Depression and Anxiety

CDC – Mental Health Conditions: Depression and Anxiety

A blog post Andy wrote, “Praying for God’s Healing”

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Andy Wrasman

I live in Lilburn, GA, with my wife and two young kids. I am a pastor at Oak Road Lutheran Church. I've written a book called, Contradict - They Can't All Be True. Be sure to visit my other website: https://www.contradictmovement.org.

3 thoughts on “48. Overcoming Depression and Anxiety

  1. Very topical for me, Andy. I have depression and suffer with chronic fatigue, too. God is slowly healing me of both. If He created me and you, and everything else that is in the universe, He can heal me. What I think it is, is accepting that God can do anything, and believing that. I will check out this bloke’s website. I have written a number of things on depression and will write something on my blog about chronic fatigue, too.

    1. That must be difficult. Did what Adam share in the episode help you or give you some encouragement?

      His site doesn’t say much. It seems to serve to direct people to his book for the most part.

  2. To be honest, it doesn’t say a great deal other than what you said, but everyone has to earn a living in these harsh economic times, hey?

    CF is something that no Dr worth his salt will admit to knowing exactly what causes it. Low level it’s like just being tired and unable to exercise, mid level it’s virtually unbearable with a raft of symptoms that can include muscle ache, joint ache, banging headaches, nausea, night sweats, pain in various parts like ear, stomach, legs etc, lack of concentration, loss of memory and for the icing on the cake, very disturbed and unrefreshing sleep, and sometimes a complete inability to sleep although feeling utterly exhausted. I have had all them and more, and at worst they are almost beyond bearing. Only praying to the Lord has helped me. Perhaps this has happened so I would rely solely on Him. High level is all those things and you can’t get out of bed. My friend with CF was asking God to end his life, because when it hits him he can’t work until it passes.

    Sorry I took so long to get back to you, I didn’t sign up for emails to comments!

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