NOTE: I came across this post a few weeks ago and I thought it was powerful. It is not written by myself but by a fellow minister. So many struggle with depression and many things are said concerning by well meaning Christians that are not helpful, and are sometimes actually hurtful.
I hope this article is a blessing. - Pastor Jimmy Barrett
In no way am I an expert when it comes to the topic of depression. I am not a doctor, nor do I wish to come across as though I know more than I really do. However, there are a couple of things that I know about depression, and they are these: I had it, and it is real!
In my ignorance, I used to say that depression was a lack of a walk with God. That statement is so far from the truth! You see, I found myself struggling with depression, and I WAS walking with God, and I was diligently seeking the Lord with all of my heart.
Now, please understand; I am not struggling with depression now. "But thanks be to God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Cor. 15:57). That verse comes to mind every time I think back to the time in my life when I felt as though the dark cloud of trouble would never dissipate but would forever hover over my life.....
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