How to Have Your Mind Transformed from Despair to Joy

I struggled, particularly when in college, with depression attacks.  They’d come on suddenly and last for hours or days.  Nothing I tried successfully counteracted them.  Often that left me feeling even more hopeless and vulnerable.

So many people today struggle with depression also shown by the billions in anti-depressive drug sales.

Yet when I came to the place I asked God into my life and to change my mind he did.

Oh, I still occasionally struggled but nothing like before.  My mind changed from despair to joy, from tyranny to hope.

It’s what God promises when Paul writes, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”*

When we ask God to change us he transforms our minds through filling us with his Spirit. And where his Spirit lives there can’t be darkness.

Then we’re set free from living trapped in the common pattern of this world.  Set free to be transformed from despair to joy.

Romans 12: 2