All posts tagged: depression

10 Scriptures for Gloomy Days of Depression

Depression is an issue that impacts everyone. Christians and unbelievers alike suffer from fear, anxiety, and overwhelming stress. If you are not depressed than you know somebody who is or has been. In any event, depression is not fun. In time past the Church have in many ways sidestepped the issue and was dismissive of it. For most Christians, even admitting that they suffer from depression is something you just don’t do because others see you as a defeated, demon possessed Christian. But no matter where you are in your struggle, you can always find solace in Jesus, Hope and courage from scripture and practical advice and counseling to lift you out of your gloomy days of depression. Or at least help you walk through it. Allow me to share a few: He’s got gold in mind Job 23:1; 9, 10
My hand is heavy on account of my groaning.
Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that
I might come even to his seat! on the left hand
when he is working, I do not behold him; he
turns to the right hand, but I do …

A Comfort That Shouldn’t Be

Originally posted on 40 Year Wanderer:
Depression. Oh the pain of heart pain. None to be equaled. Depression is a very difficult subject to understand, to discuss, to live with, to handle, to be around … Do you ever stop and think about what in your life is a comfort that shouldn’t be? Is there something that consumes your thoughts in such a way that you know it isn’t healthy or productive but you go there anyway? BEWARE! That’s a trap. Beware because it can enslave you and affect everyone around you. I know without a shadow of a doubt that the hole in your heart can only be successfully filled by One. Let that hole be filled. Fighting without God is like losing before you even start. We were not made to be alone. “Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in hell, you are there” ~ Psalm 139 My story may be different…