If you ask the average person today if they are happy, unfortunately most of them will answer “no”.
Sadness is prevalent in our society. Not a week goes by that I don’t speak to someone, or receive an email or a prayer request sharing how sad people are.
There is now an actual medical diagnosis called SAD – seasonal affective disorder.
Sadness that lasts too long and goes too deep leads to depression. Clinical depression is currently the leading cause of disability in the United States. Did you just read that?
Antidepressants are among the most prescribed medications in our society.
Many people are tired, frustrated and confused. They are just not happy. Their financial stability is in deep trouble and they are not experiencing satisfying relationships with their spouse, children, family or friends. Most people are living quiet lives of desperation and depression.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “you gain strength and courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; you must do that thing you cannot do.”
What is it that you do not think you can do? You can! Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Get some help…reach out to a friend, do the thing you cannot do!