As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”
After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.
John 9: 1-3, 6
I saw changes after I started the medication. I was finally able to sleep. I was becoming my old self again. At class I learned what caused my depression and the symptoms of depression. I learned my depression was caused by my body not being able to uptake serotonin. Serotonin carries signals along and between nerves – a neurotransmitter. That is what was causing my chemical imbalance.
I learned the signs of depression vary with people but the common signs are hopelessness, not sleeping, lose interest in things, anxiety, irritability, change in appetite, uncontrolled emotions, crying constantly to name just a small amount. Alone these are not as big of a problem, but all of these even several of these means you might be depressed. I learned that only a doctor can tell you if you are clinically depressed. But once you knew and were put on medication you need to stay on the medication until they tell you can quit. Quitting “cold-turkey” can cause serious problems for someone who is depressed. I cannot tell you how often, in the beginning, I felt really good and stopped taking my medication. It is always a disaster. I put my self at risk for becoming far worse than I was.
A few thoughts on medications…Medication doesn’t make you weak. Medication prescribed by a doctor does not mean you will become addicted to these drugs. If you had cancer and someone told you that you would be cured but you have to take this medication everyday. You would easily take your medication for cancer. Another thing to remember is if your prescription for medication was addictive, why do we long so much to be off the meds.
I think Jesus shows us a glimpse of his opinion on medication. In John 9:6 is says, ” After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes…” now this is not a scholarly
thought this is a heart thought. Why did Jesus use spit and mud to heal the blind man. With one word He could have healed him. Could he be showing, “It is ok for Me to heal through medication.” Jesus does the healing, but He can use what ever way he wants to use.
Medication is very important to your healing. If you are prescribed meds by a Doctor. Do not be ashamed to take them. They are a blessing from God available only now in time. We are blessed to be here now. Let’s take every advantage of what opportunities we have available to us.
Remember Jesus said, ” I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
John 10: 10b