Jerome has served in youth and young adult ministry 19 years under the leadership of his pastor, Bishop Barry Walker in Carrollton, GA. Jerome is the author of two books: Success Killers and Watch Who You Hang With.
When depression attacks it makes you worry, become negative, lose hope, or even your will to live. The good news is you can defeat depression if you want too. God has provided a way of escape. You can be happy and hopeful again. Instead of listening to the voices of negativity, listen to the voice of victory. A good word from God, a loved one, or a friend is a door that leads to a path of deliverance.
Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.
Be sure to listen and share a message I preached, A Divine Solution For Depression
As our students begin school this week let us remember to keep them covered in prayer. Not only them, but the faculty and staff members as well. As parents and youth leaders we can not be with them all the time at school or college, but our God can defend them. Lord we trust You to protect our youth and young adults on their campuses near and far. In Jesus Name, Amen.
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. Psalms 5:11
The death of a loved one often comes with pain, it is part of the process. Yet when the loved one is a bonafide Christian, we can rejoice and take comfort in knowing that their death was blessed. A Christian that dies in the Lord is not lost. We know exactly where they are, resting from their labor in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ. To my friend and brother in Christ Demetrius, we will miss you…..but the saints will see you again.
“Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”” Revelation 14:13 NKJV
Sooner or later God allows young men and women to experience the night. A season of toughness, trials, and testing. During these times we must continue to meditate on His Word. A mind that stays on the Lord can experience a peaceful good night in the mist of turmoil. Or, one can think on their troubles and have a nightmare. Which do you prefer? Meditate on His Word and have a good night.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. Psalms 1:2 NKJV
Sometimes our family situations, problems, money, relationships, and self-esteem seem impossible to change. But God asked a question, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Of course not. Young people must always remember that God’s timing is not our timing. Keep believing, keep sowing, keep laboring, and remain faithful. It’s just a matter of time before the Lord births what He promised your life.
Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. Genesis 18:14 NKJV