Feeling depression?

Slow down. Breathe deep. Enter a meditation minute and see what happens when the words of Jesus become a real-time conversation with you about depression.

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Zoom is the new four-letter word.

In January of 20202, 10 million people were using Zoom. Six months later, that number had jumped to 300 million users as families, businesses, and classrooms all Zoomed their way through Social Isolation. In April alone, Zoom reported over 200 TRILLION minutes of use.

But in spite of its benefits, researchers are starting to notice that Zoom can make social isolation worse. Teachers are reporting “Zoom burnout” in students. Businesses are noting a rise in fatigue in workers. The sample size is still relatively small and new, but it seems like Zoom is leading to an increase in emotions ranging from depression to anxiety to–ironically–loneliness.

Surprisingly enough, Jesus speaks to why Zoom makes social isolation worse, and what you can do to make it better.

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Jesus Takes On the Coronavirus:

What Jesus Says About Depression:

What Jesus Says About Anxiety:

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What Jesus Says About is sponsored by THRED, an organization committed to open and honest conversations about life, faith, and Jesus.

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You want to be informed, but the information is overwhelming.

Sure, there’s good news, but only after you scroll past or listen through the onslaught of pandemics, protests and politics.

So you’re left with a few choices when you have news fatigue–you could avoid the news altogether, but that comes at the expense of ignorance. You could cherry-pick where you get your news, but that comes at the risk of misinformation. You could keep logging onto or turning on the news, but that comes at the high price of personal well-being.

Fortunately, there’s another choice when you feel information overload and news fatigue, and it’s a lesson we find when Jesus was fighting news fatigue.

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🔴Jesus Takes On the Coronavirus:

🔴What Jesus Says About Depression:

🔴What Jesus Says About Anxiety:

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Does following Jesus cure depression?

Many well-meaning Christians will tell you if you have enough faith, or pray hard enough, you won’t be depressed anymore. But what Jesus says about depression not only dispels that myth, but also shows you a new way to deal with anxiety, fatigue, grief, and a whole slew of other emotions that accompany depression.

Read the entire account mentioned in the video for yourself:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+11%3A28-30&version=NIV

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– So if you’re a good follower of Jesus,
you’ll never be depressed again, right?
[funky music]
Hey everybody, my name is Chris
and welcome to What Jesus Says About
where Jesus speaks for himself
so you can respond for yourself.
Don’t forget to hit like and subscribe
in that little bell
below so you get notified
of new videos whenever they drop
and new videos drop every Thursday.
Now today on What Jesus Says
About we’re gonna be talking
about what Jesus says about depression
and if you are somebody who
is struggling with depression,
I’m sorry.
It’s not your fault, it’s not
fair and it’s not your choice
and if you feel like
depression has a hold on you,
please reach out to a friend,
reach out to professional.
There’s people who want to help.
And if you’ve ever
struggled with depression,
maybe you’ve heard some
pretty well meaning
and well intended Christians telling you
if you just prayed hard enough,
if you just follow Jesus good enough,
you wouldn’t be depressed
anymore, but that’s just not true.
Let me explain why.
If I told you that I
was feeling overwhelmed
to the point that I wasn’t eating well
and I felt fatigued all the time
or if I told you I was grieving
because I felt rejected by
the people I love the most
or if I told you that
I was suffering so much
and I was feeling so much sorrow
that I was withdrawing to
be by myself all the time,
you know what words you
would use to describe Chris?
Depressed.
But here’s the kicker:
The words that I just
used to describe myself
are the words that the
biographers of Jesus
used to describe Jesus.
And if the What Jesus Says
About channel is about anything,
it’s about letting you
encounter the real Jesus
who experienced real
emotions just like you.
Jesus knows what you’re feeling.
In fact there’s this one day
that Jesus learned his
close friend was in prison
and it’s the same day that he was rejected
by an entire city of people
and he was being publicly
criticized by high profile people.
It was a bad day.
And it’s in that moment
that Jesus turned to the
crowd and he tells them,
“Come to me, all of you
who are weary and burdened,
come to me and I will give you rest.”
And then he says, “take my yoke
upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your soul.
For my yoke is easy
and my burden is light.
Now the idea and the image of a yoke
is kind of a vague concept to us
and we could talk about that,
but I’d like to zoom in
on what Jesus just said about depression.
Granted he didn’t say the word depression,
but he sure described the
weariness and the burden
that accompanies depression.
And if you notice, he never promises
that you’ll never be depressed again.
In fact he actually promises you a burden.
It’s just lighter than the
one that you’ve been carrying.
Most importantly, he said
that I will give you rest
as in him, the person.
Not following one of his
teachings, not even an idea of him.
He himself, the individual,
claims that he can give you rest.
And this is more than just a transaction
where you bring him your
problems and he fixes it
and takes them all away.
He’s claiming that he comes to you
so that you can do the same.
You, all of your joy, all of your pain,
the good stuff and the
bad stuff, all of you.
So what does Jesus say about depression?
He says…
you are not alone.

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