Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Hot Topics... Drugs: Antidepressants
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression.
Proverbs 12:25 (NKJV)
I am weary with my sighing;

Every night I make my bed swim,

I dissolve my couch with my tears. (written by King David)
Psalm 6:6 (NASB)
My family has a history of mental illness: Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, nervous breakdowns--even shock treatments.

My beautiful, role-model mother was no exception.* Especially in her later years, she faced challenges. She took pills to sleep, stay calm and counteract depression.

Among her virtues was a funny kind of honesty. Regarding antidepressants, she said:

'Carey, it's true these pills make me care less about my problems, but they also make me care less about everything else... including important things I know I should be doing.'

Because I've already written a Depression series,** I won't repeat my research or prayerful conclusions... but consider:

1) Pharma companies have made billions treating depression: an ancient challenge our kin handled in different ways.

2) Saints should turn to God first and delve deeply into His Word: a timeless Answer many modern Christians choose to skim.

## Hot Topic Series: Drugs, Antidepressants (Part 19)

* A few pictures of my mom, Millie Lewis, a former NY fashion model who was inducted into the Models Hall of Fame. She opened a chain of modeling and finishing schools in the 1960s and was also a local civil rights activist.
https://www.careylewis.us/about/

** Previous 14-part devotion series on depression:
https://careylewisdevotions.com/depression-part-1-the-facts

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hot Topics series.


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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis


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