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  • Writer's pictureIan Ferguson

John Wimber

The late John Wimber, founding pastor of the Vineyard movement, had a great influence on me, especially with regards to praying for the sick, using spiritual gifts and seeking God through worship.

He struggled with depression during his battle with cancer and this is what he said;

"Some Christians believe we should never struggle with doubt, fear, anxiety, disillusionment, depression, sorrow, or agony. And when Christians do, it is because they're not exercising the quality of faith they ought to; periods of disillusionment and despair are sin. If those ideas are true, then I'm not a good Christian. Not only have I suffered physically with health problems, but I also spent a great deal of time struggling with depression during my battle with cancer."

If you are struggling please remember There is Hope - You are not alone.

A Prayer:

Heavenly Father

You know me better than I know myself.

You know the things I am struggling with today.

Sometimes my fears and anxieties overwhelm me.

I thank you that you care about me.

That you understand me and know how I feel and what it is that makes me feel the way I do.

Thank you that you are with me ,watching over me. That you won't leave me or walk out on me.

My Father, You are the God who created me and has brought me into Your kingdom through Jesus.

You have accepted me and You love me fully.

Although I struggle and although I long for a restoration of my mind, I will praise You for the hope and strength I have in You.

Let me rest in the fact that ultimately You will bring me into healing on that day when I see You face to face. Thank You in Jesus’ name. Amen

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