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”