Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
Major Depression affects over 18 million Americans, and that is just those who have been diagnosed. There are various levels of depression affecting many many more.
In John 15, Jesus promises that those who follow Him and abide in Him will have joy. But that isn't always the case, even for Christians. This week we hear from God about how our hope in Him, can lead us to that joy that he promises.
We hope to see you there.
Bible Reading Plan/S.O.A.P. Journal
In 2017 at Grace Valley, we are working on sowing generously, and living courageously. But we won't do it very well, if we aren't sure of who we are in Christ. So as a way to continually remember who God is, and who we are in Him, many of us are once again reading through the Bible in a year. In addition to reading we are also using a tool called "SOAP Journaling" to help us listen well and process what we are learning about God. You can learn more about SOAP here If you want to download the reading plan, you can find it here. This weeks readings are also listed below.
May 01 Judges 13:1-14:20 John 1:29-51 Psalm 102:1-28 Proverbs 14:15-16
May 02 Judges 15:1-16:31 John 2:1-25 Psalm 103:1-22 Proverbs 14:17-19
May 03 Judges 17:1-18:31 John 3:1-21 Psalm 104:1-24 Proverbs 14:20-21
May 04 Judges 19:1-20:48 John 3:22-4:3 Psalm 104:24-35 Proverbs 14:22-23
May 05 Judges 21:1-Ruth 1:22 John 4:4-42 Psalm 105:1-15 Proverbs 14:25
May 06 Ruth 2:1-4:22 John 4:43-54 Psalm 105:16-36 Proverbs 14:26-27
May 07 1 Samuel 1:1-2:21 John 5:1-23 Psalm 105:37-45 Proverbs 14:28-29
May08 1 Samuel 2:22-4:22 John 5:24-47 Psalm 106:1-12 Proverbs 14:30-31