Hope in Jesus in
depression & anxiety
We believe that God created every person to live a life defined by light.
Jesus said “I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me will not remain in darkness.”
This means that we cannot let depression and anxiety define us but instead battle to believe the truth about ourselves, the truth about the world and the truth about God. As we define ourselves by truth
our thinking can be brought into the light and out of the darkness.
Lighter was birthed because we have walked this road, we daily fight this battle.
We also saw that there was a need to present an alternative voice, as we often saw depression and anxiety either clinicalised or spiritualised but rarely gospelised.
How the Gospel collides with Depression and Anxiety
We believe that no one has perfect mental health because we live in a world that is not as it should be, we have all been broken, some more broken than others. This brokenness causes us to define ourselves by things that are not true, are not good and is not what Jesus says about us. Tim Keller says the gospel is this:
“We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”
Our mental health is significantly impacted by the way we think and in turn our thinking influences the way we respond in depression and anxiety. In discovering this love and acceptance our thinking is reorientated to a life that is defined by light even in the midst of darkness.
Join us in the journey of having the light of Jesus expose the darkness of our thinking.
Jordan & Clytie
Share with us your story so we can retell it and learn from it.
Sharing your story helps others to know they are not alone in the battle against anxiety and depression, encouraging us that
even in the midst of the darkness there is Light and there is Hope.