Depression and the Christian (Article 2)
Re-posted on For the Love of His Truth by Grant Swart
I have copied this same introduction paragraph from Article 1 on this blog. If you have already read this introduction, please page down to read Article 2 below, which is one of the best I have seen on this subject.
Depression is certainly not something which should be taken lightly, true depression is absolutely devastating and debilitating. It can snuff out all sense of worth and quality of life like a candle in a gale force wind. Depression is not limited to any specific group or type of person, age group or gender. Depression can “attack” all people just as easily as the common cold can. I speak from personal experience, as there have been times in my life when depression has overwhelmed me. I praise our merciful and gracious Lord for having provided me with the means and people who helped me to overcome this terrible condition.
I have encountered so many people who suffer from all manner and degree of depression. Almost all of them suffer with this terrible condition and bear the burden unnecessarily, either due to not recognizing depression, not knowing how to deal with it and where to seek help, or because either their family and friends, and possibly even their church, do not know how to deal with the problem. Continue reading