Thursday, December 15, 2016

2 Corinthians 2:3 (KJV) How To Overcome Heaviness of Heart

2 Corinthians 2:3 (KJV)
And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
Apostle Paul said in the first verse that he had determined not to come to Corinth in heaviness. There were things that had caused heaviness in his heart. He said there had been many tears and much affliction and anguish. But he took steps to turn that around.
First, he determined to do itNo bout of depression and sorrow will end accidentally. A person is going to have to decide to get out of the funk.
Secondly, he took stepsIf a person is going to climb out of the dumps he is going to have to climb.
Thirdly he wrotePaul wrote the church in Corinth and confronted the situation head on. You’ll have someone else to write and you’ll have different reasons to write, but write. Sometimes it’s not a person we need to write to but a subject upon which we must write. Many times no one else will ever read it for we know we should never publish it. Writing has healing properties all its own.
Fourthly Paul forgaveBitterness, refusing to forgive, is a poison that kills only the one who holds it. Forgiveness is an antidote for depression.
Fifthly, Paul continued preaching the gospelStay active. Stay productive. Positive contributions lead to positive thinking. Especially stay faithful witnessing. The lost need us to do it. It may be that we need to do it even more than they need to hear it.
Sixth, Paul found fellowshipWe need good Christian fellowship when we are down.
Seventh, Paul was thankfulThink about things for which to give thanks daily.
Finally Paul focused on ChristTrue thoughts concerning Christ can only lift the one thinking them.

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2 Corinthians 2:3 (KJV) How To Overcome Heaviness of Heart

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