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A Matter of Faith (01/20/2008)
There is always hope!

From: Kenneth A. Poss

Galesville, Wis.

I have been through two very bad depressions. In the few times I have shared my miracle healing by Jesus, there have always been members there in the state of depression, or panic attacks. Also having gone to classes under the guidance of a psychiatrist, I never realized so many friends and neighbors were in the same condition as me. God allows us to have adversities to draw us closer to Him.

My first depression was initiated when a family member's life was threatened. Over a period of two years. I had then begun reading my Bible and doing a lot of praying. After this issue was resolved, the Holy Spirit abiding in me gave me mentally a revelation. "You trust me," and then "rainbow." I believe that was a covenant between God and me. Shortly after that I got better and better.

Years later the depression that attacked me the worst was about to come. I knew the cause for this one also, but I was so gripped with fear that I could barely function. Without going into detail, I won't state the exact situation. The stress of being afraid to make any mistakes began to take a great toll on me mentally. My wife recommended I have a complete physical. I did. My doctor said after the exam, "You are one of the most healthy men over 50" he had examined lately. He asked me if I would like to meet with a psychiatrist. I said I am willing to try anything. Fifteen minutes into my session, I said, "I think my problem is my lack of faith." I asked him if he was a Christian. He said he was not of the Christian faith. After a response from me, the Holy Spirit within me knew there would not be any help for me here.

It was into the fifth year when panic attacks began to come over me every morning. Thoughts of committing suicide scared me - what if I snapped? I knew it was the wrong thing to do. What if I lost control? I needed to know I was not crazy. My wife, with a gift of wisdom and her ability to share with me, was a terrific support. There is not a word written in the Webster Dictionary that can describe how terrible the emotions of depression are.

I had been repeating over and over again, quotes from the Bible that I hoped might set me free. "Greater is He that is in me, than He who is in the world," also "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

My wife was ill and I was sleeping in a different bedroom. A lamp on the night stand went on as I lay in bed, and I wondered how. It was a "touch" light. I touched it to turn it off. Still awake, it went on again, dim, brighter, brightest. Again I received a revelation from within, "My Word is a lamp unto thy feet, and a light unto thy path," "you do what you must do, and I will do the rest."

The morning after the lamp miracle, I faced my problem for the first time. No effective results. A day or two later while having a panic attack, I faced the issue again. No answer. The third time was the last. Not the answer I needed, but I was at peace. The item I was in need of came a week later. Praise the Lord. A couple of days after that when I awoke, no panic attack! No more depression! That was the second most wonderful day in my life. Now, in my morning First Fruit Prayers, I thank the Lord for that most glorious day.

If I can be healed of my depression in an instant, any person who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior can receive a healing miracle as I have.

One month later, I was diagnosed with a fast growing prostate cancer. I had absolutely no fear. I elected to have surgery and have been cancer free for eleven years.

God does not cause bad things to happen to good people. But He does allow adversities and trials in our life for reasons we do not always know. But God is there to walk through the situations with us.

The reason I have shared this is to perhaps give some ray of hope for someone in a state of depression. What God did for me, He can do for you. Don't give up. "Cast all your cares on Him for He careth for you."

P.S. This article is not written in a prideful manner but only thankfulness. I am a sinner saved by grace through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.



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