Good morning online congregation Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I sometimes wonder if this is one of the reasons why so many Gospel artists are dealing with depression, is it that they are trying to serve two masters Jesus and money? God is a jealous God and He will not accept compromise.
Tasha Cobbs Leonard was on the talk show Sister Circle early in the month talking about her bout with depression. Tasha said in the clip below that one of her assignments now is to go around the world talking about depression and helping others to be free from it; I notice she didn't really answer the question about mixing genres which REALLY needs addressing being that she's so quick to do it.
This is one of the best explanations I’ve seen from the perspective of a Christ Follower who suffers from depression. So many in the Church don’t understand, which is ok since everybody has something that others don’t get. The problem is when Christians dismiss those suffering from the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” or “what did you do wrong?” mantras. After all, didn’t Jesus come for the depressed and not those who are “well?”