After the outpouring of responses to our pastors and suicide episode a few months ago, Gary Wilkerson answers some of the questions that viewers sent in about the nature of depression. He also addresses some misconceptions surrounding suicide, particularly in the church. As Gary responds to viewer comments and questions, he also encourages believers with specific ways they can find healing for this kind of deep hopelessness.
- Basic physical health can affect spiritual and emotional wellness
- How building Christian relationships keeps our spirits balanced
- The damaging habit of comparing ourselves to others
We are posting this article on behalf of the recent events that took place at Real Life Church in California. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pastor Jim Howard’s family and church who lost him to suicide after a long battle with mental illness.
There’s a saying in ministry, “Higher levels, higher devils.”