Continuing the discussion on skills for the Kingdom: inner healing
A girl came to me with depression. When I asked why she was depressed, she was quite clear it
was due to her family situation.
Although she was in her 30s, she still lived at home, basically because
her parents had somehow manipulated her into remaining there saying they needed
her. Her career and possible
relationships had been put on hold so she could look after them.
No question there was a problem in the family dynamics. However, the main problem was in her
attitude. She was bitter, angry
and resentful towards her parents.
Her own sin was the cause of her depression.
Sin is a primary thing to look for. Sin that has not been dealt with can
cause all kinds of problems.
People need to take personal responsibility for their sin, dealing with
it thoroughly with repentance (I John 1:9) and if necessary, putting things
right with other people.