Rare Second Post – EXIT

#EXIT #LivingWaters #RayComfort

Hello beloved, I’m doing the rare second post today to share this amazing video from LivingWaters with Ray Comfort. It’s extremely powerful, if you’ve suffered from depression or if you have friends or family members that do, please watch and share!

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

20 thoughts on “Rare Second Post – EXIT”

    1. I can remember experiencing anxiety and depression before being converted, I don’t remember why or how but just the feeling of panic. There was never a way out of it, but now if I begin to feel discouraged, concerned, or anxious, I have a place to go. I can go to prayer, to the reading of the Word, and find peace, renewal, and comfort. It’s almost, though, as if the majesty of God, the glory of His mercy on me, so outweighs everything else that it’s background noise in comparison. There truly is only one answer to mankind’s depravity, it’s the Gospel.

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      1. Yeah, even as believers we have to deal with anxiety and depression at times but the Lord is our ultimate Hope. I couldn’t imagine not being able to stand on Jesus the Rock. My wife is an anxious person by nature and she gets very disturbed by things like this recent happening in Charlottesville. I often remind her to take a step back and remember the Lord is on His throne and He uses incidents like this to shake unbelievers and show them that this world is not the answer. Yup, as we become more Christ-minded through the Word and prayer and less worldly-minded, things like Charlottesville take on a whole different meaning.

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      2. Amen brother, all things look different when seen through the sovereignty of God! I know God said it was not good for man to be alone, and that is a true saying. I think the saying can be used in reverse, we women are often blessed by our husbands words of wisdom! I can’t even watch the video and images of Charlottesville, or those happenings in previous years where cities were burned. All those young people…so lost, trying to fill their lives with social justice, and yet the more they drink in the sin of the world the emptier they become. Very disturbing to watch, but like you said, Gods purpose is a glorious one!

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      3. Amen! Wives and husbands definitely do complement each other just as the Lord designed. Yes, no utopian peace and justice in this world. Given our sin natures, the persecuted quickly become the persecutor if given the chance.

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  1. This is powerful. Thank you for posting it. The Lord has used Ray Comfort and his friends to ‘save many’.
    My name says it all. I truly am ‘healingInHim’. Never had suicidal thoughts but so very sad and yet grateful that only the Lord could help me even though I thought I must be doing something wrong… I’ve been a scapegoat for many. No husband, adult children, or siblings to encourage me. They are the cycle of abuse.
    Forgive me for unloading — I just want to give the Lord all the praise for rescuing me and saving me – but now what Lord???
    Praying for the many that live without hope.

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    1. Please, don’t ask for forgiveness, you can ‘unload’ on me anytime. Praise God that He has rescued us! I don’t know what specific gift or talent God has given you for His glory to edify the body of Christ, but I can give you a general direction for the what now. I had those ‘what now’s’ too, I found a local church that was teaching Biblically sound doctrine and I served in any way they needed me to. Serving other believers is a blessing on so many levels, firstly it enables you to fellowship, secondly it allows you to explore what God would have you do, and lastly it gives you a sense of accountability one with another inside the church.

      I’m joining you in praying for all those living without the hope we have.

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      1. Thank you for remembering me in prayer. Unfortunately, I live in a semi-remote community and all of the churches have become very un-Biblical. I’m not saying this in a judgmental way – when God first saved me I was involved with a couple of the local churches and for years would chastise myself as I sensed “something was not right”.
        Long-story-made short: After trying several churches I had to leave as I found it just too stressful to endure various forms of spiritual abuse. The Lord must have allowed this for a reason because it was not until I left the local churches that I grew as I was committed to Christ and studying His Word.
        I’m not sure where the Lord is leading me but am grateful that I have discovered some very precious true Christians via the Internet. I desire very much to be part of a church fellowship but not sure when the Lord will allow this?
        I have had to re-enter the workforce at an age when most are retired and enjoying their families.
        I have met some younger Christians at my job. Many are new to this community and one in particular would like me to come to her church. I’ve explained why I feel uncomfortable. Please pray because I see an opportunity for deeper Bible study with her and the Bible study group that she and her husband have opened their home to.
        As I watched EXIT I felt convicted to share this info with her as they have been praying about which book of the Bible to study next? Perhaps this would cause them to search their hearts about evangelism and being available to the vulnerable?

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      2. That’s a great idea! I really had no idea, before watching EXIT, that suicide and depression were such a major problem today. The harvest is plenty! It’s an excellent source for evangelism.
        I hope and pray that you’ll continue to fellowship with me here, friend. My favorite part, thus far, about WordPress has been the opportunity for fellowshipping with the saints. God bless you!

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  2. lnhereford– LOL… I’m now trying to remember which link and comment you made that inspired me to “research” your profile? But by doing this I discovered that Living Waters had produced EXIT. Once again, thank you for posting this and for the fellowship. 🙂

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  3. I have a testimony about my own bouts of depression and suicide…BUT GOD!!! May I share it here? So happy you shared this. Suicide is RAMPANT right now 😦

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      1. EXACTLY! I feel the same way! For the love of God’s TRUTH for us even when we sure God does not know us…
        ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. The testimony the Good Lord has given me to share for others that may be where I was ❤ Thank you for letting me share, Inhereford ❤

    God's Golden Glow
    As a child growing up I had always felt a void. It was an empty black void. Growing up in "different circumstances" I had been taught by one parent that everything that happened bad was because of God. So my perception of God was hate. I had grown up grumbling at Him hating Him and myself. Thinking that everything that was happening to me was because of Him. It seemed as though I were always being "punished" and I couldn't figure out why.

    As a teenager I became promiscuous-had an eating dis-order, drank and did drugs. I tried desperately to fill that void with these things only to be right back where I started-empty and full of void and lonely. Black is not even a descriptive enough word for depression. I had so much hate on my heart towards life and God and had attempted suicide twice. Some say if you really want to kill yourself you can. That's not always true-I was a teenager and did NOT know how. I knew I wanted out of my misery though. GOD KNOWS, I TRIED!!

    I had been on anti-depressants and found all they did was make me loopy they NEVER took the depression away. So I would stop taking them thinking okay-this IS the way it is and I am going to have to live through it. I learned to just get through life. So I dealt with it on my own. Some days I would just shut down. I would work and then come home and not talk to anyone for days. Then, I would have days that I was extremely high or extremely low-there was no "happy medium". (I was never diagnosed bi-polar/manic depressive but do believe that is what I would have been diagnosed with.)

    On July 28, 1986 at the age of 20 I gave birth to my oldest son I looked at him after he was born and cried and thought, "THERE HAS GOT TO BE A GOD-A GOOD GOD! This little baby is such a miracle-he didn't come from no where!" That was the thought I had and left it at that. That was also the first KIND thought I had towards God. Shortly after, the depression settled back into my every being.

    As time went on I found myself pregnant with my second child.

    One night I had gone to bed. I was in a deep state of depression, Suicide was now the only way I saw to escape….as I lay there in the dark with my oldest baby in his crib at my feet-pregnant-I began to weep-I couldn't quit-I was trying to figure a way to escape from the dark-to end it all through suicide. Then all of a sudden I remembered someone that had been in my life. She loved the Lord with all her heart. She would insist to me that He was good as I would watch things "bad" happen to her. When she lost her only daughter (someone that was a good friend of mine- that was the love of her life and mine) she STILL thought God was great! I could not understand that! I went to her and asked her "do you still love God?". She said ,"Yes. My heart is broken but HE is still good." I flat out told her "I am TIRED of this God and I have had enough" and left." I thought "She is nuts"! I wasn't able to comprehend how she could love a "bad" God that kept inflicting pain on her heart. I had remained close to her and loved her as I had become her substitute daughter. While in the midst of being broken hearted and weeping I had remembered this special lady and how much she loved the Lord and in a last ditch effort I cried to Him. Not thinking He would hear me or that He would care about me because so many times I screamed at Him and blasphemed Him-and cursed Him-WHY SHOULD HE LISTEN TO ME? I thought as I wept uncontrollably. I said "God, I don't know if you are there-I don't know if you care or know who I am-BUT I CAN'T TAKE ANOTHER DAY OF BLACK-I CAN'T TAKE ANOTHER DAY OF LONELINESS I CAN"T TAKE…." Then bam out of no where came a glow- I call it God's Golden Glow now-it started at the top of my head and washed threw my whole body to the end's of my toes! It was a PEACE! A peace I had never-ever known! I was stunned-I KNEW it was a peace from God-I had been so hateful to Him and people in my life and there He was when I didn't even deserve to be listened to by Him!! He didn't let me kill myself! HE SAVED ME FROM LITERAL DEATH! WOW!

    I have learned a lot since that day and it has taken me many years to come to the knowledge that we rest in what God has already done for us. We love the Lord and keep the faith no matter what! Just as that special lady had done so many years ago! I know now how she did that. I NEVER EVER thought I would know that day! I believe this special lady was placed in my life for a reason-God placed her there under "different circumstances". HE knew because of her faith in Him He would save me from MURDERING myself and my only daughter one day….I do not believe people are in our lives by chance-God has shown me He does the placing of those people. Could it happened from some one else in my life if she hadn't of been part of it? Maybe? But that's not how He chose to work it! I learned FAITH in Jesus and what He did for us for our eternity is the best depression medication ever-it's free and no withdrawals!

    I THANK GOD He so graciously let me live that day. A lot of things have happened since-some bad-some good. He has shown me it is easy to get through those things because they are "BUT FOR THE MOMENT.." compared to an eternity with Him.

    I leave you with these 2 verses of scripture that I didn't even know that dark day:

    1) Psalm 53 :1-The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good."

    (This was me- a fool-a LONELY DARK FOOL)

    2) Psalm 138:3-In the day when I cried thou answeredest me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

    (This is me now!)

    AWESOME! GOD IS THE MOST AWESOME!!

    To who ever reads the testimony God has given me to be shared in due time, may you feel God's Glorious power that He can give such a deep dark heart! He breaks chains and heals broken, black hearts! He makes us new creatures! ALL glory and honor go to HIm!

    LOVE- The wretch He saved!!

    Beth

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    1. That is a very powerful testimony Beth, I can not thank you enough for sharing this with me. There are many out there who claim people can’t change, and with man it is impossible. With God, however, we certainly do become new creatures! God bless you, sister.

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