1 Peter 4:8
Above all keep fervent in your love for one another…
We live in a depressing world.
It seems there’s a cloud over everything blocking out the sun. The economy, wars, pollution, and global warming are just a few things that are depressing. Should I go on? Those are the big pictures of world depression, but depression is rampant on a personal level too
A psychologist once told me that depression is the common cold of mental health. Depression is so prevalent; it’s out there like a cold and a lot of people out there are depressed.
In the face of this dark, gloomy world that we ask the question, what can we do? Well of course my answer is to love. And as the apostle Peter says, keep fervent in your love. That means work at your love, be passionate about your love, get out there and be a lover. Love your spouse, your family, and your friends.
Fan the flames of your love; build a fire, a big fire against that cold, depressed world that surrounds us.
Your love for one another is the only real protection against what can be a cruel and merciless world. When you’re depressed, there seems to be no way out. Depression can have a hold on you that seems like you could drown in it. The problem with depression is that it grows. Everything form the price of gas to your heartburn causes you to add to your depression.
The love of family and friends can light the way of the darkness of depression.
The warmth of the love around you can help us from falling into depression to begin with. What love you have in your life, strengthen, encourage, and build. Surround yourself with the people that you love and who love you. Rekindle lost loves, and ignite new loves. In all of this come back to God, the one who loved you first?
In this big, depressing world, the only thing that will protect you is the love you have for one another.
So you may need a kick in the pants here. Your sitting there by yourself depressed that nobody loves you.
There has got to be somebody that you can contact that cared about you. You know there is someone. Find them contact them. Remember that you are loved.
Be proactive reach out. Talk to somebody.
Understand that God loves you and will not let you down. Stand firm in His love, first.
Clean up your act. Be lovable.
This is an excerpt from my book,
A 30 Day Biblical Approach to Love
Frank J Walker LMFT
1617 Main Street
Cambria, Ca. 93428