What happens when loving Jesus doesn’t cure you of depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts? You might be crushed by shame over your mental illness, only to be told by well-meaning Christians to "choose joy" and "pray more." So you beg God to take away the pain, but nothing eases the ache inside. As darkness lingers and color drains from your world, you’re left wondering if God has abandoned you. Our guest will offer a healthy, practical, and shame-free guide for Christians struggling with mental illness. With unflinching honesty, she will share her story of battling depression and fighting to stay alive despite toxic theology that made her afraid to seek help outside the church. Pairing her own story with scriptural insights, mental health research, and simple practices, she will help you reconnect with the God who is present in our deepest anguish and discover that you are worth everything it takes to get better.
Join us for one of our liveliest hours of radio where our guest will take your calls on spiritual warfare. This exciting, confusing and crucial topic always makes the phone light up. Do we become angels when we die? Can we see demons? Does a third party need to cast-out a demon? Get the answers to these questions and more on today’s broadcast.
Sarah J. Robinson once believed her lifelong battle with depression made her a bad Christian. Now she’s an author and speaker who helps others discover that mental illness doesn’t disqualify them from living rich, beautiful lives in Christ. Drawing from a decade of ministry experience and the mental health field, Sarah helps readers fight for wholeness and cultivate joy.
Dr. Payne is a pastor, teacher, speaker, author and former NFL chaplain. He is currently on staff at Antioch Bible Church of Redmond, WA. where his primary role is serving as the Pastor of Leadership Development and Discipleship Training. He served as the chaplain for the Seattle Seahawks football team from 1994-2015.