Christian Counseling of Corpus Christi
Depression & Anxiety
Depression & Anxiety
Frenemies: Depression & Anxiety
Do you ever feel like life has hit you with an 18-wheeler? Do you ever feel like a lame frog on a freeway.? You don’t even wanna leave your bed because everything hits you so fast and so hard and you feel extremely overwhelmed? Do you feel no control in your life? It’s like one bad thing keeps happening after another and you feel like a human punching bag? Welcome to anxiety and its very nasty frenemey depression. Well there is something you can do about it.
Christian Counseling shows you support and a way out which involves teamwork. A Christian Counselor and a dedicated Christian Counselee can produce extreme results in removing the underlying issues and results of depression and anxiety. In Christian Counseling we give you the tools to fight your Goliath's with one stone at a time. Christian Counselors and those who seek them for help must keep in mind that the victory is won because of the power of Christ, through His enabling strength alone; to complete submission and obedience to his written word. Together we believe God's promises and act in faith, even in what may seem to be hopeless situations. But none are finally hopeless; for, with God, all things are possible- if in his heart, the oppressed person really wants to be delivered.
How do we know this is true? Because:
The Humble Receive Grace
God gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6) I need to acknowledge that I am completely incapable of being good and pure and control my life in my own strength. I need to acknowledge that I am completely dependent on Christ’s help to overcome the evil tendencies in me and that happen to me. When I remain in this humble state, only then is God able to give me grace.Grace also means that everything I achieve in my spiritual development, even earthly things, I have received from God who gave us His son, therefore I should give Him all the credit When we suffer we feel justified in our pain to question God and his goodness.. We often ask the question why do we suffer?
The Eternal "Why?"
Almost daily I stand with people beside their dried-up brooks trying to help them see that their world has not come to an end. One of the hardest questions for a minister to answer is "Why?'. Why did my baby die? Why did I lose my job? Why are my children so unconcerned about spiritual things? Why did my spouse abandon me for another? Under our emotional stress of our loss we tend to blame God for making some terrible mistakes in dealing with our lives. It is so human to do this because we have no way of seeing the future. When we are in despair it feels almost impossible to take God at his word and the promise of Romans 8:28 even while our heart is breaking with sorrow, "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." So the job of Christian Counseling is to stand in the gap with you when you are weary and weak and help you receive the peace of God that is beyond all human understanding.
The Fires of Affliction
The Bible is laced with texts about the spiritual benefits of suffering. Peter said to "think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you". Even Paul assures us that "all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution". In the light of these and many more similar statements, we must confess that there are mysterious blessings associated with trials and suffering. The Bible indicates that suffering develops the very character traits that mark those who will be candidates for the kingdom. Patience is a requirement for those who are redeemed out of this world. The bible says that patience is developed by tests and trials. This clearly teaches us that suffering may indeed be necessary molding process in our preparation for Heaven. It is very apparent that more Christians have lost their faith over these issues than any other. Every Christian Counselor has watched and prayed with the suffering as they struggled with the "why?" of their dried up brook. Not even the most consecrated Christian can be insulated from shock and grief when loved ones are taken by death. The secret is to rest upon the assurance that God will not permit any circumstance that is not for our best good. This requires faith. Christian Counseling supports you during these times of afflictions to help you through when your faith is tested. We help you build this faith because in these difficult afflictions and trials, this is the dividing place between the mature and immature christian. The loss or tragedy will either drive us closer to Jesus, or cause us to turn from him. At this point, everything depends upon the personal relationship that has been or is being developed through the crisis.
Can Hardships Help Us?
Sometimes God has to stop people from their furious pace before they destroy their own usefulness. The trauma of a sudden stop may be hard to understand and accept. Sickness, loss of job, or even tragedy may be necessary in order to provide time for physical and spiritual recuperation. "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10) In the thoughtful hours and days of slow recovery from surgery, many have found the secret of life in Christ. Perhaps only God understands why pain is often the only thing that can get the attention of human beings. But throughout all our trials we are meant as the body of Christ to help one another in our time of need. This is what Christian Counseling was designed to do. Let me show you how to do this in a way that brings in peace that is beyond all human understanding and joy. The bible calls this beauty for ashes. God wants to give you beauty for your ashes.
The qualified are called to serve!
Why am I qualified to help you? Because I have been to the seventh circle of hell and back. Ive gone through terrible suffering in many of the areas I have listed above. I know first hand what these issues feel like. And by the grace and mercy of God he delivered me. So call me. You wont have to wait three weeks for a new patient appointment like every other secular therapist in Corpus Christi. If I don’t immediately answer I return phone calls within the hour in between my sessions and you are seen very quickly.
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