Worry, Guilt and Fear Leads to Depression

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As most of you know I have recently overcome a Heart attack and as I shared previously amazingly the damaged caused by it disappeared for which I give Thanks to God for His Loving and Compassionate Intervention.

Was I worried at anytime during this ordeal in my life, yes I did worry when they asked me to sign a form stating that the Hospital would not be held accountable if I died or had a Stroke during the Angiogram, suddenly I was confronted with my Morality again, this had happened before when I had suspected Breast Cancer with having a very advanced lump in my left breast but just like the heart damage it also disappeared.

I sat there after the Nurse left wondering would I survive, than I did what I had done before I accepted that if it was my time to go to be with God than I was willing to go and I Trusted Him to confirm it in His time one way or the other and that He did  in an amazing and Loving way indeed.

Prince Charles Hospital - Queensland -Australia 1On Friday I received a letter from Prince Charles Hospital asking me to come for an Echocardiogram which I have already had done through my Doctor and apart from a minor aging problem that many have which won’t be of a real concern to me for at least 10 to 20 years, my heart was good but it seems for their records it is needed, so I will be having it done again at the end of September, will I need to worry? No I’m not alone the one who holds my hand is very close.

Philippians 4-6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Without Hope worry will dominate us, when I first met Ron I was an Atheist at least in my head because of being deceived as a young Teenager but I was not one in my heart or I would still be one.  Ron use to say I would worry if I had nothing to worry about, Hmmmm not so funny because it was True, worry was a big part of my life and so was fear and depression but around most other people I put on a happy face and pretended all was well.

When we worry our mind races and we start thinking of all the bad things that could happen and than we start to believe they will and if we continue to worry we become convinced they will and so we have fearful expectations.

Worry, guilt and fear leads to Depression unless this is physically orientated and than prescribed Medication is needed, which is the same with all types of Mental Illness that is promoted by a malfunction in our Bodies or because of damage by dangerous substances.

Worry and fear are emotions they are not sin unless they lead to sin, see link below.

Why Worry-  https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/why-worry/

All guilt resulting from sinful actions is a reminder that we need to have heart repentance and turn away from sin and than seek to do good by the empowering of The Holy Spirit as we choose to walk in His Fruit. But if we have had genuine heart repentance for the wrong we have done than we need to accept the forgiveness we have in Christ Jesus and not believe Satan’s lies.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering towards us not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Revelation 3:19 As many as I Love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Being Christians means even in hardship and with the problems that life brings we have The Lord to hold on to knowing He will bring good out of any Hardship we encounter and being patient and Trusting in Him to do so we than persevere instead of giving up as some who have no Hope do.

ScripturesIsaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a Future and a Hope.

Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

Below is a Link to Peter’s Blog called “Desire The Word”  he is a Man who is committed to upholding God’s Truth, he has written a great message about worry that I know if you take the time to read it will impact you for good.

Peter https://desiretheword.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/overcoming-worry/

 

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Thank you for listening and God Bless you greatly as you remember His Eternal Hope in Christ Jesus – Anne.

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About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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35 Responses to Worry, Guilt and Fear Leads to Depression

  1. Terri says:

    Wow Anne I was going through your blog because I have been quite absent from blog reading lately and way behind on many emails which have links to a lot of the blogs I follow. I had missed this one and it was perfect for me to read it today, perfect timing for me. So I am thinking maybe I missed it because it wasn’t time for me to read it yet and today God wanted me to read it. I’ve had worry going on with so many things out of my control, which I know they are not supposed to be in my control nor have they ever been in my control, but I guess I let myself get wrapped up in the worry anyway. Thank you so much for this post, it was exactly what I needed to read today.

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    • Thank you T for sharing you were Blessed by this message, it is one we need to be reminded of and me too, right now I’m being persecuted by Atheists because of lies that were told about me and yes I started to worry which is what Satan wants but now every time that I do, I stop and say Lord it’s in your hands and I feel at Peace again, at first the worry came often because of what I’m experiencing but now hardly at all even though the abuse continues.

      God is bringing His assurance that He is with me through it all and He did it again tonight through your sharing here, you Blessed me greatly T by your response, yes God knows what we need and when we need it.

      I Love your Honesty and Caring heart dear Sister T and I Thank God for our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.

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      • Terri says:

        I am glad to know this response blessed you, because the post sure blessed me in a huge way. I too am now feeling God’s peace more and more and will remember when I feel worry to pray and trust that He has it all under control and just live in His peace. Thank you Anne for all you do to help others to know Him deeply. God bless you my Sister Anne ❤

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        • You add to my Joy T more than you realize and I’m sure to many other peoples too, every time I think of Darlyn I think of you and give Thanks for the Love you have for these Children.

          I loved the Photo of Darlyn that you shared recently, could I use it when I Post about her this Christmas, Darlyn is the best gift I received all year, although I appreciated the others too, if it’s OK with you would you mind sending it to me.

          God bless you greatly dear T as you share your heart with others – Anne.

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          • Terri says:

            You may use any of the photos I have of her, she is your sponsor child and I took those pictures for you. I thought I had sent them all to you but maybe I missed one. Which one is it that I shared that you don’t have? I don’t mind sending them and can send them all again if you need me to Thanks for your kind words and thank YOU for sponsoring her, I know you will make a huge difference in her life.

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            • I will check T and let you know, I have resized them all but not sure if I have received the Picture that you had on one of your recent Posts and that you also mentioned in your comment to me, I think it was before your problems started with the connection.

              Darlyn looks so beautiful, so innocent and Trusting, don’t you just Love her gentle spirit and yes she has already touched my life and Ron’s for good.

              Blessings – Anne.

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  2. bjsscribbles says:

    Another great work I have not got time to read this one proerly but I know what you are talking about. Funeral today..Blessings Barb.

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  3. Dear Anne,

    Like the song says don’t worry be happy! I know is just a song but we can always be happy knowing that God is always in Control.

    I will also like to share this other verses:

    Mathew 6:33-34:

    “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”.

    God Bless!

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  4. 50djohnson says:

    I LOVE the song!!! It is good to hear you minister again through your circumstances. Isn’t God good that He gives us the strength and courage to be brave and trusting in dark times. It’s in those dark times we shine the healing light of Jesus on our situation so others may see the Hope within our soul and the song in our heats. Love you, Debbie

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    • Yes I Love the song too Debbie but there is another one I’m sure you’ll love as well, I know from your messages and Poems it’s how you also feel about our King of kings (see below)

      I noticed you did a new Post so hopefully your Book is well under way now, please let me know when you publish it, better still let everyone know.
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      I will be in touch soon Debbie – Christian Love – Anne.

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  5. Beverley says:

    I must say this has shocked me, a heart attack. I’m so glad. God Is on your side. Anne. You have wok to do you are touching so many people’s lives with your blog, especially with the way you decipher the scriptures. You have come a long way and God bless you. I had tried connecting with you but emails just bounce back, I enjoy reading your blog post as often its like I’m having a bible study, when I read your quoted scripture, with strong faith we will always make it as Gods way is perfect. I hope your health continue to improve. Satan as we know is an opportunist and when we worry we give him the opportunity into our lives, After all he has been studying our behaviour along time and he knows what upsets us But hey. We can do anything through christ who strengthens us. God bless 🙂

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    • Thank you Beverly for your Compassion and for your uplifting encouragement, sorry you have not been able to contact me, I’m not sure why as others have but perhaps you have an old e-mail address, I did change it, I will send you the new one just in case and also visit you soon, I hope you liked the other e-mail with all the bugs, I laughed at your response with the first one but I did agree with you.

      With having been in Hospital I’m very much behind in my Blogging and recently Ron has been away too so I have had no help and also I have been looking after Children from my Funday School weekends except when I was in Hospital but hopefully I will catch up one day at a time with the Past Posts of those I follow or their most recent ones including yours.

      Christian Love – Anne.

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  6. Ron says:

    Worry is a mind destroying activity that robs us of our peace, we need to Trust the Author of Peace, Jesus.

    Blessings
    Ron.

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    • Thanks for sharing Love and yes Jesus is our Peace, it was good to hear that your enjoying your Holiday with Carolyn, it was a lovely Fathers Day gift from her even if you haven’t caught any fish and chips yet Lol

      See you on Sunday, the boys are missing their walks but I reassured them that you would give them double when you get back.

      God’s Blessings and Love Always – Anne.

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  7. Patty B says:

    Worry was my middle name – but now it is Trust! Amazing how our lives change when we trust in God! Thanking Him for Goodness in caring for you.

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    • I think Patty that worry was my first Name but yes Trust in Jesus is the answer, this is why it is a wrong when people teach that God deliberately hurts us to conform us into the image of Jesus, this is not True as confirmed in the Scripture below and in many other Scriptures. The problem is they don’t understand how He Disciplines and Chastises us, If we believe someone is going to deliberately hurt us we won’t Trust them even if it is sugar coated that it’s for our own good.

      When God Disciplines us we are the cause of it not Him and we hurt ourselves just as the Prodigal Son did and this grieves God so He chastises us through the Body of Christ to seek to bring us to our senses but if we won’t listen to correction we remain separated from Him and than Satan has a foothold in our lives until we have heart repentance but when we do, Wow what a welcome Home!

      Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

      Thank you so much Patty for your beautiful Get well card, you have such a caring heart for other people, I love the little message cards you enclose too they make me feel so special and yes that is because you are special.

      Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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  8. Debbie M. says:

    Annie, As I read your blog, I kept thinking of 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control”(AMP). God frees us from fear, worry and guilt!

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  9. So glad that all seems be to well Anne… Worry was a big issue with me for many years, and while it does happen from time to time, I do know who to go to with it… Diane

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    • Yes I know Diane that you do Trust God, it is very evident in your Posts, comments and also our Phone conversations, the same as your Love for Him and others.

      Thank you for visiting and sharing, I hope to be able to catch up with some of your Posts on Thursday that I have missed and Terrie’s too and a few others, it’s so good to be Blogging fully again, I missed visiting everyone.

      Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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  10. Great message Anne! Worry is one of the most effective weapon against Christian to move focus from God to our circumstances. We do fall for it many times but God is gracious when we trust him to take care of our situation. It is a great testimony for everyone to see how you have trusted God in your difficult and testing time. Praise God for the deliverance. Thanks for sharing.

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Phil 4-6-7

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  11. Colleen says:

    “When we worry our mind races and we start thinking of all the bad things that could happen and than we start to believe they will and if we continue to worry we become convinced they will and so we have fearful expectations.”

    This is soooo GOOOD Anne!!!

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