Having an STD can be scary. Do you know what is even scarier? The stigma that comes along with it.
Depression is the “D” bomb among Christians. Breathe a word of it, and you are doomed … to be stigmatized, chastised, pitied, whispered about. Instead of facing the medical fact that depression is an illness that affects the brain, we prefer to paint it with stripes and hope no one notices the disguise. We look away, or assign the person to the category of “spiritually lacking” or “unsaved.”
He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."
I thanked Jesus Christ for having heard my prayers, and my request for a healing of my heart. And I thanked my family and friends who prayed for me.
At first, Nichols seemed to be on track for a storybook life—talented, beautiful, and always achieving her goals. She finished high school in two years and began college at 16, eventually transferring to Baylor University at age 18 in 1989 as a music education major. In the upper five percent of her class, Nichols also had scholarships for master’s and doctoral degrees. Plus, she was already a sought-after motivational speaker, so she felt God had abundantly blessed her.
Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Delia believed God would heal her, as people prayed constantly for her, but after a decade passed with no changes, she began to lose hope.