Q&A with Dr. Graham
Q Dr. Graham, I’m a Christian but I struggle with depression. Is there a path to healing and wholeness?
A All people, at some point in their lives, will deal with a crisis involving their emotions or thought processes. It may be chronic abuse of a substance; it may be grief that never subsides; or it might be anger, stress, or fear that permeates their lives and affects their relationship with the Lord and with others. Our daily seeking to be Christlike is the process of sanctification. It is a lifelong process and struggle, but it is the only path to true wholeness, to true mental and emotional health.
Q How can I experience healing from the past pain in my life?
A Isaiah 26:3 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you.” If you want to recover from the past, then you must make a decision to possess the mind of Christ. Second, you must discipline yourself to practice the mind of Christ. It is vital to your spiritual, emotional, and physical health to find rest for your soul. Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).