When we choose to depress we are escaping a particular negative life event. Yes, we choose to depress. Instead of choosing the former remember that Jesus says everyone will be salted with fire and He goes on to say that salt is good (Mk 9:49-50). Instead of escaping, stand firm in Jesus knowing that he is allowing the salt of fire to refine us. As we are refined, Jesus can use us in far greater ways (Js 1:1-4). And yes, eventually the event causing us pain will be handled by Him.
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