Depressed About The Election Results, What Are You Going To Do?

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,  or so it seems, I was a painting contractor. What a collection of motley Christians we were. Oh my!

One of my painters was a gifted musician and worship leader. He could play his guitar like Charlie Daniels and hit the high notes on a trumpet just like Louis Armstrong. And when he played, the presence of the Holy Spirit would fall on a group.

But he had one problem: depression.

Every morning, he would fail to show up for work. I would jump in my truck, drive to his apartment, and bang my fist on his door. He would mumble, “I’m too depressed to work today. Leave me alone, okay?”

I would bang louder on the door; and eventually, he would open the door. I would barge into the room and kick the door shut. He would stand there in his jockey shorts, wrapped in a sheet, and his face would look like a puppy which had been kicked in by a bully.

Then, I would say, “In the name of Jesus, I command that unclean spirit to go from you, now!”

His face would instantly change; a smile would appear. He would give me a hug and say, “Thanks brother.” Then, he would get ready and go to work.

This happened every morning. It was one of my regular routines.

Now understand this, the young man had problems. At one time, he and his wife were Christian singers, headed for the big time, but their marriage fell apart. Another man. Ugly divorce. Hurting children. No money. Big debts. Loss of ministry. Etc.

But his biggest problem was not the depression – after all it was only a demon – but rather,  it was that he never took the time to build up his inner man with prayer and studying the Bible. How sad!

So, if the 2008 election has depressed you, consider this: Spend time in prayer. Study your Bible. Then, open your mouth and say, “Spirit of depression, I command you to go in Jesus’ name.”

The depression will go.

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8 responses to “Depressed About The Election Results, What Are You Going To Do?

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  2. nice. I think the depression will go, but there of course is caution. here’s my humble take on it:

    http://culturedecoded.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/the-expectation-of-change/

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  4. pcal7

    I confess, I was depressed, and can be at times even now, however, I have dealt with depression on and off for much of my life. However, the past week or so I have felt different…like something big is on the horizon…anyone else feel it? I feel pregnant with anticipation of what God is going to do…like the whole world is about to see the unveiling of the power of the Holy Spirit and the saints of God. NOT because Obama was God’s perfect will, but because of what God will bring out of this upcoming dark time in our nation’s history. I am starting to truly believe that out of the bad policies and ungodly direction the nation will surely go, the Church will be empowered and will rise to the occasion through the power of God. Regardless of what happens to America, the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church.

  5. Larry Who

    pcal7,

    Amen. Amen. Amen.

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  7. mdr1972

    I’m not depressed at all. Obama is going to be to preoccupied with the economy for the forseeable future. Let’s face it, McCain was not going to do anything to advance the pro-life agenda. The Democrats have 58 seats in the Senate so he wasn’t going to get a conservative Supreme Court justice anyway. I realized the answer to America’s problems in not in who governs us but in the power of God working through His people. I do hope for somebody good in 2012, maybe Huckabee again. I don’t think Sarah will run again, but she will make a good senator if she runs.

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