Depression IS A Thing

No one should suffer in silence. No one should feel that they have to. In my faith, one of the most powerful lies is that “whatever bad thing you’re going through is exclusive to you. You’re the only one dealing with that problem, with those thoughts. Everyone else is shiny and happy, so you must be the weird one. The wrong one.”
But nothing has come upon you which isn’t common to humanity. (1 Cor 10:13, my paraphrase)
In other words, NONE OF US ARE ALONE. We’re all going through something. We’ve all needed help at one point or another, and we all will again. There’s no shame in that, regardless of what our culture says.

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Did you know that King David dealt with Depression? In Psalms 42:5 he wrote: “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.” (NASV) He then wrote it again in Psalms 42:11, and again in Psalms 43:5. It was a recurring issue for him.

Everyone deals with Depression, at some point, in some way, for all kinds of reasons. It’s a dilemma we face caused by different circumstances.

It does not have to be a permanent part of who we are. There are ways to deal with it. There are ways to combat it, and even conquer it. I know, because I have conquered it. More than once in my life. From terrible circumstances in my childhood, to dealing with the rejection of divorce. From joining the…

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