If you were to watch the news lately, you will notice that opioid addiction has been declared a national crisis as many turn to drugs and other substances like alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, wine, and spirits to control their mind and thought process. Many also turn to psychiatrists to get relief from prescription medication. All these drugs, legal or illegal, have one thing in common: temporal and intermittent control of your feelings, emotions, and mind.
A few years ago, while training as chaplain, we had a guest speaker who is a psychiatrist with more than thirty years' experience. She came to give a speech on emotional issues, and I raised my hand and asked her this fundamental question: what causes depression? Her response was, "Cause is unknown." This response troubled me as I thought to myself, if the cause is unknown, then why are millions of people being medicated?
This book seeks to answer a fundamental question: are emotional issues like loneliness, fear, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts medical or spiritual issues? Your response to this question will determine where you go for help.