When you’re hurting and sad and you don’t even know exactly why you’re so sad, but someone, instead of offering solutions or guilt trips or “snap out of it” advice just comes along and validates what you’re feeling, it’s powerful. In other words, it’s just hard.
The day is coming. That glorious day when you redemption is complete by the return of the good King Jesus. Your life always, always matters. Every time you breathe another breath, your very life shows the world something about your Creator.
Hopelessness is like slipping over the edge of a deep, dark cavern. The light begins to fade and no matter how hard you scramble, you can’t seem to find any hope to hang onto. But the Bible contains a special prayer about hope.
God has gifted some people with the ability to speak truth into your life, to lift you up when you’re down, and to take you deeper and closer in your spiritual maturity. Some of these people are known as counselors.
We walk by faith, not by sight. We also walk by faith, not by feelings. Faith doesn’t always fix depression, but it definitely equips us to suffer through it with strength.
The church absolutely must remove the stigma of depression, create safe places for people who struggle, and encourage people to address depression holistically.
Depression isn’t sin, but it can certainly keep us from staying close to God if we don’t have his power and his wisdom for fighting it. Thankfully the Bible has a lot to say about how to hang onto hope when your soul is down.
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